Cripps was recruited by the Carlton Football Club with the 13th pick in the 2013 NAB AFL Draft and made his senior debut against Melbourne in Round 4, 2014.
Since then Cripps has gone on to be one of the most dominate midfielders in the game, standing at 195cm and 92kg he has proven to be a nightmare for opposition teams to match up on. Known for is hardness in the contest and ability to set up his team mates around him, Cripps was granted co-captain of the Carlton Football Club. In 2019 Cripps won his 3rd John Nicholls Medal, also gaining his second selection in the All Australian Team, capping off another fantastic year.
Due to his style of play Cripps often leaves the ground battered and bruised but due to his character works through it which has now seen him play 101 games and kick 47 goals.
Cripps has stayed loyal to the Blues through a tough time for the club signing a contract extension until 2022 which has made all Blues fans excited for the future.