Arizona Cardinals purchase Baltimore Ravens WR Marquis Brown for first-round selection

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals traded their first-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday in exchange for a wide receiver. Marquez “Hollywood” Brown And the 100th choice in the draft.

The move reunites Brown and the Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Who played together in 2017 and 2018 at the University of Oklahoma. Both players were drafted in 2019, with Murray taking first place for the Cardinals overall and Brown 25th overall. In 2018, when Murray Sooners won the Heisman Trophy from starter, Brown took 10 touchdowns in 1,318 yards and 75 catches.

Since he entered the NFL, Brown has had 2,361 yards and 21 touchdowns in 46 career games. He comes off a great season with 91 receptions and 1,008 yards.

The Cardinals lost one of their starting recipients. Christian KirkIn the free agency, prioritizing the position until this year draft.

Brown, 24, has been productive but inconsistent in his three seasons with the Ravens. He took a total of 195 receptions for 2,361 yards and 21 touchdown catches.

Last season, he became the first Baltimore White receiver to cross the 1,000-yard mark since Mike Wallace did it five years ago. But Brown finished with touchdowns catches (seven) with more dropped passes (seven).

Last month, the Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson Kansas City leaders mocked a suggestion on social media that Brown should do business.

“Excuse me French real quick sir … but hell now!” Jackson responded on Twitter in March.

Brown said goodbye to Jackson on Thursday night and tweeted: “I always wanted to play with my protagonist, but I want to see you on Lj_era8.”

Ravens general manager Eric DiCosta said the team would take over Brown’s $ 13.4 million option after the season, but Baltimore has never officially done so.

In the Brown trade, the Ravens were the top recipients Rashod Batman, Devin DurneyJames Brooch and Dylan Wallace. Therefore, a wider receiver Baltimore is needed.

Jamison Hensley of ESPN contributed to this report.

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