It has been a busy period for the Ravens in Las Vegas. Right after they announced the selection of Notre Dame defensive fullback Kyle Hamilton at Number 14, Ravens’ exchanged wideout Marquise Brown and a 3rd-round pick to the Cardinals for the 23rd pick overall.
Baltimore Ravens have also announced a 4th-round pick through the trade-back to overall No.25. They selected Tyler Linderbaum, the Iowa center after a deal with Buffalo Bills.
Marquise Brown Acquired To Appease Their QB
The move to bring in Marquise Brown is expected to appease their quarterback and improve the first-line defense of the team. Murray sent fireball emojis to Steve Keim, the Cardinals‘ GM. Keim explained that he decided against discussing the chances of trading for his former teammate, Murray, as the discussions with Baltimore were sensitive.
Amidst the contentious off-season between Murray and the Cardinals, Keim hopes that the trade involving Marquise Brown appeases the star quarterback. Murray expects a contract extension soon as he is now eligible for one after this 3rd NFL season.
The Ravens have acquired the twenty-third overall pick in this deal. But they have moved lower down in their trade with the Buffalo Bills. They sent the 25th pick to Baltimore and then selected Kaiir Elam, the Florida Cornerback at number 23.
Keim had set his eyes on Marquise Brown soon after he came out from Oklahoma in 2019. he has noticed the speed of the receiver even as he was scouting for Murray. He had listed him at thirteenth on the draft board of Arizona that year. He even arranged a meeting with Marquise Brown.
The deal on Thursday was expected for some time now, says Keim. It is his 10th year with the Cardinals, and he has signed an extension this off-season. He described Marquise Brown’s speed as ‘bombs over Baghdad,’ saying that he could fly and was a legitimate playmaker.