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Marquise Brown takes a dig at Ravens following trade to Arizona Cardinals

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Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown was traded by the Baltimore Ravens to the Arizona Cardinals on draft night. He will play with Kyler Murray and for Kliff Kingsbury in an Air Raid-style offense. That style of offense is entirely different from what Greg Roman runs in Baltimore, and Brown seems happy about that.

Last season, the receiver saw plenty of targets with 146, which was good for 10th in the league. He caught 91 of those to break 1,000 yards for the first time in his young career. Despite the high number of targets, Brown took a shot at his old team and how they utilized him.

When Marquise Brown was speaking to the Arizona media he said:

"In college I had guys around me, CeeDee Lamb. I've played with Mark Andrews. It's not about the targets, it's about what type of targets."

He then said:

"I've been in an offense where I've been getting all the attention, I've been getting the cloud coverages, I'm excited to get some one-on-one matchups and spread the field out."
Hollywood Brown believes he'll be able to get more one-on-ones now that he's with the Cardinals. πŸ‘€ https://t.co/K2jyCJO7Zc

He may see an increase in the number of one-on-one matchups, but will likely have to wait until Week 7 for this. That's when Cardinals superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins returns from his six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.

The trade for Brown was a bit of a headscratcher considering the Ravens received a higher pick than the one they initially selected him with.

Some speculated that the Cardinals might already be aware of the impending suspension for Hopkins and slightly overpaid for the receiver to ensure they had a viable weapon for Kyler Murray, with whom there are also reports of unhappiness.

Can Kingsbury calm all the drama and upheaval in Arizona and lead this team to a competitive season in the NFC West, home of the Super Bowl champions?

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Who will fill void left by Marquise Brown for the Baltimore Ravens?

With Brown leaving for Arizona, the Ravens seem impossibly thin at wide receiver. Their remaining receivers are Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, and James Proche II.

The three of them combined had fewer than 100 catches and 1000 yards. Many suspected that the Ravens would select a wide receiver from this year's draft following the Brown trade, but the team went with defense instead.

The team does still have Mark Andrews, one of the best tight ends in the league. He led all tight ends last year in receptions and yards and tied for the league lead for touchdowns amongst the tight end group. They are also reportedly interested in Jarvis Landry and other remaining free-agent receivers.

For now, one thing seems certain: Mark Andrews will see the ball a LOT next year.

With the offseason, Mark Andrews is the No. 1 TE in fantasy. Kelce is going to have to play uphill now with expected defensive attention and he’s aging out of peak if he’s not out of it already.

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Edited by John Maxwell
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