The Baltimore Ravens sent Brown and their 100th overall selection to the Cardinals in exchange for Arizona’s 23rd overall pick.
Baltimore traded down that selection and landed center Tyler Linderbaum.
Brown kept the trade away from former Oklahoma teammate and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray even if they were training together.
As days went by, it was revealed that Brown demanded a trade without making much noise.
While his reasons were never made public, several theories were made regarding his request.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III shared that Greg Roman’s offensive system prevented Brown from compiling high numbers.
However, Brown retweeted a take from a Twitter user that responded to USA Today senior editor Neal Coolong.
Marquise said when he was traded that it wasn’t about targets, it was more about how he was used in the offense. He said he didn’t get alot targets at Oklahoma but he felt he was put in good positions. I agree with wit Hollywood and wish him the best
— Baltimore (@ualready3200) May 5, 2022
Hollywood Agrees To A Well-Versed Tweet
Coolong quoted Griffin and said, “Marquise Brown was 10th in the NFL with 146 targets in 2021 (in 16 games). Mark Andrews was 9th with 153 in 17 games. Brown got the ball more per game (9.1 targets per game) than the All Pro tight end did (9 targets per game).”
To which @ualready3200 replied, “Marquise said when he was traded that it wasn’t about targets, it was more about how he was used in the offense. He said he didn’t get alot targets at Oklahoma but he felt he was put in good positions. I agree with wit Hollywood and wish him the best.”
Brown, a.k.a @Primetime_jet, retweeted that take.
Baltimore is a run-first offense with Lamar Jackson leading the way.
In that scenario, Brown will have a difficult time compiling the stats that will make him worthy of a lucrative contract extension.