Trent Brown “would love” to stay with Patriots

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The Patriots acquired Trent Brown in a trade with the 49ers last year and the move paid off handsomely for the Super Bowl champs.

Brown took over at left tackle, started every game and provided the team with strong play at a crucial position. That effort puts Brown in position for a handsome payday of his own as he is set to be an unrestricted free agent after making $1.9 million during the 2018 season.

Brown told Adam Schefter of ESPN that he is looking for a situation where he “can build some longevity, somewhere that’ll be a great place and great fit schematically.” He also said that he’d like for that place to be New England.

“That’s definitely something I would love,” Brown said. “But hey, we’re going to cross that bridge when we get there.”

Brown also said that he believes he’s the best pass protector in the league and, true or not, his work is likely going to have several teams interested in bringing him to their offensive line. That could price him out of New England, but, as Brown said, that bridge won’t get here until March 13.

45 responses to “Trent Brown “would love” to stay with Patriots

  1. Nope, this guy can say all of the right things, but some team will overpay for him and it won’t be the Patriots. The Patriots priorities should be Flowers, trying to get Gronk to stay for a year, the McCourty twins, Ryan Allen, and Cordarel Patterson.

  2. Stepped in and did an awesome job, better than they could’ve hoped for after Wynn got injured for the year. Almost certain he’s going to get better money elsewhere, though.

  3. The left tackle position being what it is, he can probably find a number of places where he can find longevity.
    He’ll be hard pressed to find a place where he will get better coaching.

  4. I would love for hime to stay too.

    But the reality is, someone will throw a truck full of cash at him, and he won’t be able to resist.

    And I won’t blame him one bit for getting paid.

  5. He did a great job, glad he was along for the ride this season. If he is looking for Nate Solder money I doubt it will come from the Pats, but best of luck to him.

  6. He will get paid and eat himself out of the league. Doesn’t have the work ethic to warrant the kind of money he will demand (and get) from some other team.

  7. “Vikings. Book it.”

    Lolz whenever someone on this site uses the phrase “book it” they are invariably wrong. He might not be on the Pats next year, but he definitely won’t be on the Vikes

  8. Patriots will value Trent Brown (correctly) at 3/30 with 15 guaranteed while another team will overpay and offer him 5/75 with 45 guaranteed.

    This stuff isn’t rocket science.

    Thank you for your service, and good luck with another team!

  9. Reality is…. Pats will be getting a high 3rd round comp pick in 2020 for him as undoubtedly some desperate team will throw a boatload of cash at him……

  10. Von Miller was impressed by Brown and praised him after playing a preseason game against Brown, when Brown was still a right tackle in his second season in Frisco after being drafte late. That means this guy can play either left tackle or right tackle and do a good job, an important ability since some teams may not be looking for a left tackle but a right tackle. Since the Patriots do not like to give out big contracts, Brown may have to play somewhere else next season to get his big pay day.

  11. You know, the difference between $10M/year with, say Buffalo, and $8M/year with the Patriots is only about $800K/year.

    Taxes at 40%: -$800K
    Agent at 10%: -$200K
    Divisional Round Share: +$29K
    Conference Round Share: +$54K
    Superbowl Share: +118K

    Oh wait, let’s not forget the post-playing era credentials of being a multi-SB winner. Think Teddy, Willie, and Rodney would have coveted tv jobs without the rings? That’s likely worth millions!

    So, the question is, for an extra 10% per year now, would you rather go to Super Bowl parades, or be miserable, move to a crappy city, guard yet another crappy quarterback, on the way to a 4-12 record?

    Think hard!

  12. Belichick must remember his 2007 scoring Team that lost the SB to DEFENSE.

    Brady was very prideful during the week leading up to SBXLII scoffing at the idea that he would put up less then 20 points.

    How was SBLIII won? = DEFENSE wins Championships

    The majority of high scoring teams going into the SB have lost to opposing Defense.

    Patriots main need is to replace Brown over Flowers if they both cannot be retained.

  13. To me and the Patriots, he’s worth $8 million a year, but to Trent Brown and another team, he’s worth $10-$12 million.

  14. Brown’s likely value to NE is a 2020 compensatory pick, possibly the third round. If he doesn’t generate enough interest to be among the top eight free agent signings there is a chance they might try to keep him.

  15. February 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    Belichick must remember his 2007 scoring Team that lost the SB to DEFENSE.

    Brady was very prideful during the week leading up to SBXLII scoffing at the idea that he would put up less then 20 points.

    How was SBLIII won? = DEFENSE wins Championships

    The majority of high scoring teams going into the SB have lost to opposing Defense.

    Patriots main need is to replace Brown over Flowers if they both cannot be retained.

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    1. No, the SB was won by scoring more points than the other team.
    2. You ALWAYS lose a game to defense.
    3.TB wasn’t prideful, the Pats and Giants had JUST PLAYED a 35-33 game before the end of the season. He was pointing that out.
    4.If you don’t have facts, don’t just make something up. The Rams had a tremendous defense and the Patriots had to work hard to overcome it. You need offense, defense and special teams to play well, have a good game plan for all 3 phases and correct adjustments has needed. YOU NEED A WHOLE TEAM AND COACHING STAFF TO WIN A SUPERBOWL.

  16. All the best to Trent Brown, wherever he ends up. It won’t be New England unless he is willing to take less money. He played really well last year and has earned A-list money. New England rarely pays A-list money. They extend B-list players like Marcus Canon, Shaq Mason, and Duron Harmon instead.

  17. Far from a NE fan but this guy did great last year. He switched from RT to LT and protected the greatest QB to play the game. He also fully satisfied the wisest HC in the game. I’d say if they don’t pay him they are crazy.

  18. as long as the patriots have Dante Scarnechia, they don’t need to resign these offensive lineman to big contracts. Dante is far more valuable than any single player on that line and more valueable than any draft pick. what he has done for the patriots offensive line year in and year out is one of the most overlooked achievements in all of sports.

  19. He was a rent-a-hog for a year while Wynn’s boo-boo heals. Unless he comes real cheap, he’s gone. This is the least of the Pats needs, which are formidable.

    Gronk’s contract is a problem. Dwayne Allen’s contract is a joke and dead as a doornail. Flowers will price himself out of NE. DMC is another unfriendly contract. Ebner is hitting the cap pretty good for what he’s worth to the team.

  20. Thats nice to hear. But does he mean it enough to pass on a big overpay to settle for a fair but not outlandish contract from NE. Because thats what it will come down to.

  21. Somebody will overpay him that’s for sure, not the Patriots. BB will find another hardworker eager to be part of the Patriots. It’s a sure way to increasing value.

  22. Pretty simple, really. Brown is a free agent left tackle who just had a great year. Other teams will be willing to overpay, the Patriots have a recent 1st round pick in place to take his spot, AND they’ll get a 3rd round comp pick by letting him leave. I’d bet huge money that he does not stay in New England. (And, as a 49er fan, would bet big money that he’ll bomb out after getting paid. He consistently came into camp overweight and out of shape. Then magically has a great contract year. When will teams learn?)

  23. The guy is a stud in the right scheme. He was way too big for Kyle Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme. He was a pretty good right tackle for the Niners, but he played really well at left tackle for the Pats. He’ll be a stud as long as he’s put in the right system.

  24. Post playing credentials? Are you kidding. Every player and coach in the NFL knows the PATS cheat and that’s all they are thought of as cheaters who were caught multiple times over multiple seasons. That’s the legacy. That’s not a real accomplishment to cheat yourself to victory. Like winning a thrown prize fight or a stacked election. Take your fake trophies, you have 0 legacy to go along with zero integrity.

    dexagonal says:
    February 18, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    You know, the difference between $10M/year with, say Buffalo, and $8M/year with the Patriots is only about $800K/year.

    Taxes at 40%: -$800K
    Agent at 10%: -$200K
    Divisional Round Share: +$29K
    Conference Round Share: +$54K
    Superbowl Share: +118K

    Oh wait, let’s not forget the post-playing era credentials of being a multi-SB winner. Think Teddy, Willie, and Rodney would have coveted tv jobs without the rings? That’s likely worth millions!

    So, the question is, for an extra 10% per year now, would you rather go to Super Bowl parades, or be miserable, move to a crappy city, guard yet another crappy quarterback, on the way to a 4-12 record?

    Think hard!

  25. Does he want a big pile of money and no more rings or a slightly smaller pile of money and more rings?? Choose wisely Trent

  26. vikesfansteve says:
    February 19, 2019 at 7:19 am
    Post playing credentials? Are you kidding?


    No. No one is kidding.

    There are a ton of long-time former Patriot champions who are analysts, coaches, radio personalities, etc,. and for good reason. If you can play well in New England for an extended time and bond with the area, it leads to a lot of opportunity after you’re done playing. Kyle Van Noy (latest example) is understanding this now.

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