Ravens QB Lamar Jackson won’t let Chiefs steal Marquise Brown

Ravens, Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a resolute message for the Kansas City Chiefs: Marquise Brown is not for sale.

In arguably the most surprising move of the offseason, the Chiefs traded one-of-a-kind star Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for a massive haul of draft picks.

In Hill’s absence, Kansas City will be looking to add to their receiver room even after adding former Packers wideout Marques Valdez-Scantling and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Given the Siren-like lure of playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, every NFL team should keep their wide receivers close.

Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown embodies the young and speedy (and affordable) pass-catcher that the Chiefs are looking for, but Jackson wanted to make it known that under no circumstances were the Chiefs going to snatch Brown from under his nose.

Over his dead body, probably.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson shows love to favorite WR Marquise Brown

Brown is still on his rookie deal with the Ravens, a four-year contract worth roughly $12 million dollars. Baltimore has picked up his fifth-year option, but at the moment, Brown is playing at absolutely dirt-cheap rates.

The third-year wideout has stayed consistent for the Ravens and just came off a 1,000-yard season in 2021. Brown finished second on the team in total receiving yards, behind only Mark Andrews, and his chemistry with Lamar Jackson has improved year after year.

Jackson has good reason to support his trusty wide receiver and protect him from the Chiefs’ grabby hands at all costs.

Though the Ravens were never in on a potential Tyreek Hill trade, they could still pursue a veteran (or rookie) receiver to complement Brown and the younger Rashod Bateman, especially given the tough competition in the AFC North.

The Bengals have their elite receiver trifecta of Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins, and the Browns recently acquired Deshaun Watson and Amari Cooper.

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Marquise Brown is key to Baltimore’s offensive success and playoff hopes, and if Lamar Jackson gets his way, Brown will wear the purple and black this upcoming season.