2009 was an odd year for Michael Crabtree. After a disappointing, injury induced end to his last year at Texas Tech, Crabtree decided that the NFL is where his skills needed to be. Hailed as the best WR prospect since Calvin Johnson, Crabtree inexplicably dropped to the 10th pick, three picks after Darrius Heyward-Bay, a speedster that only Al Davis could love. Still 10th pick in the NFL draft isn’t so bad, particularly when you’re starting contract is around $20 million dollars.
While most college grads would do backflips, Crabtree and his posse of “counselors” decided that it wasn’t enough. Deion Sanders, one of his “counselors”, went on to say, “Why would you settle for $20 million when you feel like you can get $40 million?” To make a long story short, Crabtree eventually got a contract that puts him right around the $30 million mark, but didn’t exactly gain him many fans in the process.
After a week 7 start, Crabtree went on to compile some decent numbers, but was obviously a bit behind the curve after a missed training camp. There were no magical 100 yard games, and there weren’t many TD’s to fill the stat sheets. He