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Marquise Brown is amongst many excessive-profile NFL huge receivers who stumbled on a brand contemporary dwelling this offseason after the Baltimore Ravens traded him to the Arizona Cardinals at some level of the NFL draft.
On Thursday, ESPN analyst (and ex-Ravens backup quarterback) Robert Griffin III equipped some insight into why the transfer could well own gone down.
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Throwing the ball more is now not the confirmed recipe for success for the Ravens. Within the last 3 years, the @Ravens own only thrown the ball more than running it as soon as. That became as soon as last year and it became as soon as the sole year the Ravens had a dropping memoir. Lamar being out didn’t aid both. 2/4
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Marquise Brown had 146 targets last year however they weren’t all catchable targets. With Lamar being out down the stretch, Hollywood’s longest reception became as soon as 15 yards in the last 5 games. Arizona offers him an replace to be a famous person in a system he knows from faculty. 4/4
That mirrors what Peter King of NBC Sports reported Monday.
“This I do know: He didn’t can own to be in Baltimore anymore,” King wrote. “He didn’t esteem the offense—too conservative; now not sufficient substantial-strike opportunities—and he welcomes a reunion alongside side his faculty quarterback, Kyler Murray.”
Brown, who played in Baltimore for 3 seasons, caught 91 passes for 1,008 yards and 6 touchdowns last year.
The ex-Raven will reunite alongside side his veteran Oklahoma teammate in Murray, who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy with Brown as his No. 1 huge receiver.
He’ll also be the workforce’s de facto high wideout to initiating the season with DeAndre Hopkins suspended for the first six games after a reported violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-bettering treatment.
Brown goes to an absolutely diversified offense in Arizona. Per Entertaining Football Evaluation, the Cardinals old fashioned a four-wideout location more many times than every other workforce in 2021. Within the intervening time, the Ravens old fashioned two-tight cease fashions more than every other workforce.
Each teams passed the ball 56.4 percent of the time last year, however the passing sport rolls through the massive receivers in Arizona.
As Griffin illustrious, Brown’s up for a 2nd contract shortly. He’s obtained two years left on his rookie deal after the Cardinals picked up his fifth-year option. Brown has the doable to interrupt out in Arizona with Murray in an offense that better utilizes huge receivers, and that offers him an replace to cash in substantial.