Cardinals picking up fifth-year option on Marquise Brown following trade with Ravens at NFL Draft, per report – ZellaNews

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One of the extra stunning strikes that went down through the first spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft was the trade that noticed broad receiver Marquise Brown becoming a member of the Cardinals. The Baltimore Ravens acquired the No. 23 total decide in trade for the wideout whereas additionally transport out a 3rd-rounder (one hundredth total). 

Nearly 24 hours after that trade was formally made, the NFL Network experiences on Friday that Arizona has determined to choose up Brown’s fifth-year option, that means he’s now below contract with the Cardinals by the 2023 season. Given that Arizona surrendered a primary-spherical choice to land Brown, it was broadly assumed that this is able to be the following step because it ensures they’ll have the cross-catcher for at least two full seasons. Monday is the deadline to choose up fifth-year choices. 

While this trade did catch the final NFL public without warning, it was truly agreed upon earlier than the draft and each groups stored it quiet, per the NFL Network. Brown was even in attendance for the Cardinals draft celebration in Arizona on Thursday night time. 


Brown himself famous in a SiriusXM Radio interview that he requested a trade out of Baltimore. 

This trade now reunites Brown with his faculty quarterback Kyler Murray. At Oklahoma, Brown hauled in 75 passes from Murray in 2018 for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns. It’ll be that sort of manufacturing this duo will look to duplicate in Arizona because the Cardinals look to fill the sneakers left by Christian Kirk, who departed the franchise in free company this offseason. 

Brown joins a large receiver unit that consists of DeAndre Hopkins, Rondale Moore, A.J. Green, and Andy Isabella.  


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