Crabtree still has two years to play under his existing contract (2013 and 2014).
The offer that the team will make him or its willingness to franchise him is going to depend on what happens in those two years.
Last year was Crabtree's best year. The NFL had him listed as:
11th in league with 9 touchdowns
13th in the league with 85 receptions
14th in the league with 1,105 yards receiving
But, the stats kept by league are not the only stats to consider.
Among the 66 wide receivers that played at least 50% of the team snaps in the regular season, Pro Football Focus had Crabtree listed as:
1st with 0 fumbles (tied with 11 others)
4th in percentage of times thrown to that a pass caught (118 targets/ 85 receptions/72%)
4th in total YAC (yards after the catch) with 543 yards
5th in average YAC with 6.4 yards per reception
7th in yards with 1,105
7th in overall wide receiver ranking with a score of 22.4
7th in tackles avoided or broken with 13 (tied with one other)
9th in numbers of targets that resulted in interceptions
10th in touchdown receptions
11th in number of receptions (tied with on other)
21st in number of targets (passes thrown to him)
25th in dropped passes with 7
36th in number of penalties (tied with 4 others)
For both the team's and Crabtree's sake, I hope he continues to improve.
[ Edited by buck on May 20, 2013 at 7:06 AM ]