The Arizona Cardinals acquired the Baltimore Ravens WR Marquis Brown in the first round

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

This move unites Brown and Cardinals quarterback Keeler Murray, who played together in Oklahoma in 2017 and 2018. Both players were drafted in 2019, with Murray moving first to the Cardinals, while Brown finished 25th overall. In 2018, when Murray was the star of the Sooners and won the Heisman Trophy, Brown had 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns on 75 catches.

Since entering the NFL, Brown, 24, has had 2,361 yards and 21 touchdowns in 46 career games. He’s coming off the best season of his career as he had 91 receptions and 1,008 yards.

Cardinals have lost one of their primary receptors, Christian Kirkin free agency, making the position a priority in this year’s draft.

Last season, Brown became the first wide receiver in Baltimore to exceed 1,000 yards since Mike Wallace did so five years ago. But Brown finished off passes (seven) with more down passes (six).

Last month, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson He derided a suggestion on social media that Kansas City chiefs should trade with Brown.

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

Brown tweeted goodbye to Jackson Thursday night, writing: “I wish I could play with my brother forever but ima see you at the top @Lj_era8.”

After the season, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said the team would pick Brown’s $13.4 million option, but Baltimore has not officially done so.

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With Brown trading, the Ravens’ highest-grossing receivers rashod pitmanAnd Devin DuVernayAnd James Brosh II And Tylan Wallace. Therefore, the wide receiver becomes a Baltimore need.

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.

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