The new deal will start in 2023 because he will still be playing under his rookie contract in the upcoming season.
The Raiders didn’t hesitate in re-signing the former Clemson standout, especially after a breakout campaign.
Renfrow emerged as the star of their depleted receiving corps, finishing with 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns.
Those numbers earned him his first Pro Bowl selection.
More importantly, he was instrumental in ending the Raiders’ postseason drought that started in 2017.
Looking back, Renfrow’s performance last season puts him alongside Raiders royalty.
Most receptions by a Raiders WR in a single season in franchise history
1997 Tim Brown 104
2021 Hunter Renfrow 103
2002 Jerry Rice 92
A 🐐, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice pic.twitter.com/6XQQf7LjZh
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) June 10, 2022
The NFL on CBS Twitter account shared that Renfrow’s 103 receptions in 2021 is second on the franchise’s list of most receptions by a Raiders wide receiver in a single season.
Rice is regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play the game and no one else has come close to his records.
Meanwhile, Brown played 16 seasons for the Raiders, becoming a two-time Second-Team All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler.
Renfrow And The Raiders Are On The Rise
Looking forward, Renfrow will continue to be a threat in the slot, especially now that Davante Adams will be attracting defenders on the outside.
Likewise, Darren Waller is a reliable target who has had two 1,000-yard seasons.
If everything goes well, the Raiders will be difficult to beat.
Not only will they make the playoffs, but they should win a postseason game, something they haven’t done since 2002.
Meanwhile, Renfrow has three years to replicate or surpass his 2021 production.
When that happens, he might be up for a more lucrative contract.