Michael Crabtree Crosses The Bay And Signs With Oakland Raiders

Sometimes people argue that as wide receivers, you are only able to be as good as your quarterback. Well, Michael Crabtree has had Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick as his starting quarterbacks since he has joined the league, and neither one has been terribly well known for his arm. In fact, Alex Smith did not throw a single touchdown pass to a wide receiver on the Kansas City Chiefs last year, while Colin Kaepernick hasn't thrown more than 21 touchdown passes in a single season.

Could Michael Crabtree experience a career revival on the other side of the Bay? Well, that is probably too early to tell. They do have a bright future with Derek Carr as their quarterback that they are building on. Crabtree also should be one of their top receivers very quickly, because as a former first round selection, he has a better history than players like James Jones and Andre Holmes.

His best season though was in the 2012 season when he had 85 catches for 1,105 yards and 9 touchdowns. He tore his Achilles before the start of the 2013 season and hasn't looked quite the same since then. But one thing is for certain, Michael Crabtree is now going to be in Silver and Black, just like many people had expected before the team selected Darrius Heyward-Bey back in the 2009 NFL Draft.