Arizona Cardinals acquire Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown for first-round pick9:55 PM ET
Josh WeinfussESPN Staff Writer Close
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The move reunites Brown and Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, who played together at the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and 2018. Both players were drafted in 2019, with Murray going first overall to the Cardinals and Brown going 25th overall. In 2018, when Murray was the Sooners' starter and won the Heisman Trophy, Brown had 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns on 75 catches.
Since he entered the NFL, Brown has had 2,361 yards and 21 touchdowns in 46 career games. He's coming off a career-best season in which he had a highs of 91 receptions and 1,008 yards.
The Cardinals lost one of their starting receivers, Christian Kirk, in free agency, making the position a priority in this year's draft.
Brown, 24, was productive but inconsistent in his three seasons with the Ravens. He totaled 195 receptions for 2,361 yards and 21 touchdown catches.
Last season, he became the first Baltimore wide receiver to surpass 1,000 yards receiving since Mike Wallace did so five years ago. But Brown finished with more dropped passes (seven) than touchdown catches (six).
"Excuse my French real quick sir ... But HELL NAW!" Jackson responded on Twitter in March.
Brown tweeted a goodbye to Jackson on Thursday night, writing: "Wish I coulda played with my brotha forever but ima see you at the top @Lj_era8."
Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said after the season that the team would pick up Brown's $13.4 million option, but Baltimore never officially did.
ESPN's Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.