For the first time in her NFL career, wide receiver Marquise Brown will not be her team’s No. 1 receiver after she was traded from the Ravens to the Cardinals during the 2022 NFL Draft. with fewer goals, the 24-year-old really enjoys the opportunity to line up with another star receiver in DeAndre Hopkins.
Speaking to Darren Urban of the Cardinals team website, Brown explained that he has had a lot of experience playing alongside other talented pass receivers in the past. He said he prefers it to be that way, rather than being the focus of the defense as it was during his three seasons in Baltimore.
“In college I had guys around me, (Cowboys WR) CeeDee Lamb,” Brown said. “I played with Mark Andrews (the tight mooring of the Ravens). It’s not about the goals, it’s about what kind of goals. … I’ve been on an offensive (in Baltimore) where I’ve been getting all the attention, I’ve been getting cloud cover. I’m excited to get some one-on-one matches and spread the word. “
Brown, who was selected by the Ravens in the first round in 2019, is coming off his best season as a professional. He broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time in his NFL career, recording 91 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns.
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However, in the Baltimore heavyweight running system, built around double-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson, Brown never felt he could reach his full potential. As a result, he silently asked the Ravens to change him after the 2021 season. .
In Arizona, Brown will now join a system created by Kliff Kingsbury and led by quarterback Kyler Murray who is determined to air the ball. Nor should he worry about its use during the first half of the 2022 campaign, as Hopkins received a six-game NFL suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
The Cardinals finished 11-6 last season after starting 7-0, then lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Rams.
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