What Is Michael Crabtree Actually Worth?

April 4, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

During the first few weeks of free agency, few teams seemed to be interested in former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Then, as Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole put it, what little market there was for his services “crashed.”
Per Cole, Crabtree was seeking $9 million or $10 million per year. Even with the inflated prices of free agency, that seems like a lot. Crabtree’s actual worth will be determined by a market that so far has produced few suitors, especially at that price.  
Crabtree will visit the Oakland Raiders next week, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports. If the Raiders or another team signs Crabtree, how much should they be willing to pay? What should the market be for a receiver two years removed from his only 1,000-yard season?
Given their need for targets for second-year quarterback Derek Carr, the Raiders may value Crabtree more than a team with a lesser need. If there is one team that’s going to o...

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