Marquise Brown had a deceptively productive year for the Ravens. He had 58 receptions for 769 yards and eight touchdowns. Brown was clearly the best receiving option on the team last year so you would think everything was peaches and cream.
It’s a little bit of a mixed bag in actuality. According to Pro Football Focus, Brown was targeted 95 times. You’d like to get a completion on a higher percentage of targets. Some of this isn’t Brown’s fault. Lamar Jackson missed him too much on shots down the field this season. Brown was however credited with seven drops and it felt like more than that.
In 2019 Brown had similar numbers. In his rookie season, he had 46 receptions for 584 yards and seven touchdowns. He was more of a persistent player in the 2020 season, however. Brown had a catch in all but one game this year. Brown also had 12 games with four or more receptions. He didn’t have the same vanishing act in 2020 that he had at times as a rookie.
Let’s get into the grade book.
Putting it all together:
At a certain point, you have to wonder if Brown is what Brown is at this point of his career. This may be the range of production that he sticks in for his entire career. Brown has a habit of making frustrating errors that make you forget how good of a weapon he is.
Brown was underwhelming according to the sky-high expectations he had. The negatives also drowned out his grade a bit. It’s hard to give him anything less than a B- because he was so much better than the rest of the Ravens’ receiver group it wasn’t funny.