But instead of giving in to the pressure, the former Clemson standout elevated his game.
Renfrow had a breakout season with 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns.
That production proved that he’s worth more than his $850,000 base salary last season.
In 2022, Renfrow will earn $2,540,000 and have a cap hit of $2.6 million.
It would be the last year of his rookie contract because he’s not eligible for a fifth-year option.
The latest stat shared by the NFL on CBS further hammers that he should get paid.
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
Nothing to see here but a 🐐 … joining Tim Brown and Jerry Rice pic.twitter.com/ikN2gDBskE
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) April 20, 2022
Renfrow has the second-most receptions by a Raiders receiver in a single season.
Tim Brown holds the franchise record with 104 in 1997, while Renfrow came up one reception short.
Jerry Rice‘s 92 receptions in 2002 rank third.
Renfrow is in good company with two Hall-of-Famers.
The Raiders Will Have An Elite Receiving Corps
While Renfrow will try to replicate his fantastic performance last season, he will have great company in All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.
Adams is reunited with his college teammate, Carr, after signing a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Raiders.
Those two wideouts will give fits to opposing defensive backs.
But if teams decide to double-team Adams, Carr can still target Bryan Edwards.
Darren Waller will also be a key figure on their offense since head coach Josh McDaniels declared that they would increase their play-action and double tight end sets.
After making the playoffs for only the second time since 2003, the Raiders have the personnel to stay in contention for multiple seasons.