Trent Brown quickly agrees to terms with Raiders

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Well, that was fast.

The Raiders already have made a move in free agency, striking a tentative deal with Patriots left tackle Trent Brown. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brown will sign after 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday a four-year, $66 million deal.

Of that amount, $36.75 million is fully guaranteed. He also becomes the highest-paid offensive lineman in football, at $16.5 million per year.

The speed with which the Raiders moved suggests either that they negotiated the deal in a matter of minutes during the legal tampering window, or that the deal already has been done during the illegal tampering window. But that’s not for us to decide.

A seventh-round pick of the 49ers in 2015, the Patriots acquired Brown last year in a trade. He started all 19 games last year for the Super Bowl champions, thrust into the lineup after first-rounder Isaiah Wynn suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during the preseason. Wynn, when healthy, becomes the new left tackle.

98 responses to “Trent Brown quickly agrees to terms with Raiders

  1. Did they already give up on Kolton Miller as LT of the future or are they paying Brown that much to be a right tackle? Strange move.

  2. Trent can thank coach belichick for making him a rich man. If he stayed in SF, probably would be looking at a veteran minimum contract. Bill and Tom have made a lot of money for a lot of players and coaches. Just last year was the last million dollar + payment to Weis from Notre Dame.

  3. I need the all the cap experts that were telling us the Raiders are broke and can’t physically afford Mack to explain where all this guaranteed money suddenly came from.

  4. Didn’t they draft a left tackle in the first round last year? Now they overpay for this dude?

  5. Once again, Patriots save money but not having to pay the big bucks AND they’ll most likely get a 3rd rd compensatory pick out of this. Why doesn’t anybody else learn from these guys???

  6. Thanks for everything! Guy was an absolute mauler, I wish we had kept him for the last few years of Brady, but happy to see him get his money now. Well earned.

  7. “Wynn, when healthy, becomes the new left tackle.”

    The obvious move is not always the one Bill makes. We’ll see how well Wynn has recovered and what other moves Bill makes in FA and the draft before anyone can proclaim Wynn the new LT.

  8. Wow. The guy was great but that’s a lotta dough. I hope he can adjust to the amount of time Carr takes to get the ball out. If I’m an LT in the game, I want to play with the Pats for one year cause Brady is so good, he gets them ridiculous contracts. Last two seasons, the Pats have had their LT’s leave for other teams and secure the largest contract at that position.

  9. Not a bad contract to land for a former 7th rounder -the question is, is he really that good? Since it is the Raiders signing him for that, I am guessing No.

  10. Brady has the fastest relief in the NFL. I hope Carr speeds up his release too otherwise I dont think they are getting the player they think. Maybe they think Dante Scarneccia is coming with him. He is the best O line coach in football.

  11. I think this goes to show you mack never wanted to be on the raiders. All this money being thrown around, and the raiders are just getting started. I love the aggressiveness. Gruden said hes going to try and win in oakland, and hes not backing down from that. I think this brown contract is a little much, but the raiders couldnt a Ford to let the best OL in FA walk away. Protecting carr is priority #1.

  12. Great player last year for the Pats but the Raiders must be daffy!

    I’m sure BB is happy to know that with Carr and the Raiders that Trent Brown represents zero threat to NE

  13. Not surprised by this…the quickness of it yes. But wasn’t expecting the Patriots to spend the big money on Brown since they have Wynn in the wings. He got his ring, good for him for going for a nice payday.

  14. Wow, Drew Rosenhaus wins again…that’s more than what Nate Solder got. Brown was an excellent run blocker and probably above average in pass protection. It is very difficult to know the real value of Pats’ O-lineman as they had some excellent blocking TEs in Gronk, D Allen, M Bennet and FB Develin over the last few years. Add to that coach Scar and Brady who gets rid of the ball quickly. Happy for Trent Brown, hope the Raiders get what they paid for.

  15. Matuszak72 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    waiting for patriot fans to say they never liked him and didn’t want him back, great signing to protect Carr after losing Osemele
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    This Patriot fan says that Brown was awesome! Great Job!
    This Patriot fan also wonders why a team would spend so much money to protect such a crap QB.

  16. accipiterq says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for everything! Guy was an absolute mauler
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    He was awesome – Pats probably don’t win the SB without him. But I’d rather have a guy like this when he is hungry to prove himself and trying to make sure he gets the big payday. After he gets all that dough I have no idea what the Raiders will be getting – my guess is he turns back into what he was in SF.

  17. grogansheroes says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm
    Trent can thank coach belichick for making him a rich man. If he stayed in SF, probably would be looking at a veteran minimum contract. Bill and Tom have made a lot of money for a lot of players and coaches. Just last year was the last million dollar + payment to Weis from Notre Dame.

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    Wrong answer, the person responsible is Dante Scarnecchia.

  18. This is no surprise as the Patriots never paid Solder so Brown was a goner from day one. He should thank Dante Scarneccia for helping him out big time. Second year in a row the Patriots left tackle became highest paid lineman!!!! Coincidence I think not….Flowers is next out the door and the Patriots will have two more 3rd round comp picks again!!!!!

  19. if the Patriots did a deal this fast into the tampering they’d lose their first round pick next year

  20. Perfect example of why the Patriots are the Patriots and everyone else is everyone else. This is a guy that the Raiders had a close up look at not being a special talent right in their backyard when he played for the other Bay team. The Patriots rented him for cheap for a year to replace another replaceable talent who also got paid and went and played well below his contract a year ago, and now the Raiders are doing the same thing that the Giants did while New England will replace him again with another replaceable talent. I know who I have money on being in the Super Bowl again or getting close and who I do not.

  21. Matuszak72 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    waiting for patriot fans to say they never liked him and didn’t want him back, great signing to protect Carr after losing Osemele
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    Jeez dude, give it a rest. The guy helped the Pats win a SB, you’re not going to find too many fans who are upset about that. However, making him the highest paid OL in the league? Good luck with that, the Pats will happily take the 3rd round comp pick next season.

  22. It is great to see capitalism is still alive with NFL free agency, all you need is someone, cough cough desperate GM, willing to pay for perceived talent. Lawrence, Clark and Ford should now all be telling their GM unless you give me a long term contract similar to Mack I will not play on a single year tender do to risk of injury. In addition, in the CBA the players should tell the owners that any type of tags are deal killers, even if it means a little less of their percentage split with the owners.

  23. The only money that matters is the 36 million guaranteed. The rest of contracts mean very very little. After 2 or 3 season either the player lives up to the contract in which case they want to renegotiate for a new contract or they don’t play up to the contract and get cut I. The third year. The back end of contracts rarely even go to the end.

    I watched every snap last year and Kolton Miller got beat up last year. He had a game or three where he looked good but he made a lot of mistakes. What was more concerning was the rookie RT Parker who played terrible starting last year.

    I like this move getting a good young Productive LT the most important position on the o-line and move Kolton over to the easier right side.

  24. silvernblackpa says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm
    Did they already give up on Kolton Miller as LT of the future or are they paying Brown that much to be a right tackle? Strange move.

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    To replace Osemele maybe?

  25. Who the heck negotiated that deal? Mayock is a clown for paying 16.5m a year for Trent Brown.

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    Most likely will only be paid the 36.75 guaranteed, not full value of contract

    .

  26. Oakland should have traded Carr (Elway would have taken him), draft Kyler Murray , and paid Khalil Mack and kept Amari Cooper. That is a team that will have a chance to be good for a long time. Now they have a mishmash of parts with no chance of competing and no cap space for a long while.

  27. Mayock should be fired. The richest OL contract in history? Unless Scarnecchia is part of that deal, that’s a wild overpayment.

    He will be worse in Oakland.

  28. What a score by Gruden and Mayock! HUGE upgrade for both the run and pass game. This Brown is an absolute monster. Watched Brown wall off 2 and 3 defenders in the run game all year long last year for the Patriots.

  29. If the 49ers had stuck with him, they would have gotten more (a 3rd round compensatory pick) for him then they got from the Patriots in the trade.

  30. A Scarnecchia project that worked out well for the Patriots and Brown. I’m not sure tha Pats pay Dante enough and I hope the players appreciate him for what he does to make them better.

  31. The Patriots made the most. They sent a low round pick to the 49ers for Brown, got him to play at pro-bowl level for a full year on his rookie contract, and now they will get a 3rd round compensatory pick.

  32. Kolton Miller will almost certainly be moved to RT, where the Oakland OL was weakest last season.

    Brown was a mauler for the Patriots last year. It’s rare to even have a chance at a solid young LT in free agency. If you’re gonna spend some cap space (which Oakland has a lot of, even after this deal), this is a great way to do it.

  33. Just when I thought the Raiders were starting to do great they turn around and make decisions like this.. Makes no sense. Great player but not for that price tag.

  34. IDK, Brown is a great pass blocker. Run blocker not so much. Brown also has a history of coming into camp out of shape. Wonder now with his big payday if he is going back to being fat and lazy

  35. They couldn’t pay a future HOF player what he was worth, but will break off 66 million for a player not even top 5 at his position

  36. eroschmidt says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    Raiders are pretty much out of cap now, but those are a couple of good moves…

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    $16.5 mil is not going to drain the $70 mil they started with. Even after they pay AB. Hopefully Bell is next!

  37. Trent Brown is pretty good OT but the Raiders grossly overpaid for him, which is consistent with the fact that this would be be a necessity in order for FA to sign with a Gruden-coached team.

    Also the fact that the Raiders had to spend a lot on Brown confirms the fact that Gruden’s 2018 high draft picks at OT – Kolton Miller & Brandon Parker – are busts. Doesn’t bode well for the 2019 draft.

  38. We can argue about the money but Trent is a great acquisition. You can draft left tackles all day long but there is no guarantee that they will be good, and if they are good you eventually will have to pay them big money. Trent is a young player, had a great season with the Pats, and it can be argued that he still has upside.

  39. The PATS get Compensatory pick. With Brown and Brown, the Raiders get a one year window to do well before CAP HELL takes them down.

  40. Brady and Belichick have the Midas Touch — they make everyone that they touched rich. No way he gets this contract if he stayed in San Fran. Oh well, maybe Mayock was not aware of the Giants and Nate Solder and how well that worked out.

  41. Brown ran over people last year. It was hwy 77 and when Gronk was added to the mix the holes were massive. That is one big dude. Something was up when the Raiders got rid of the Guard yesterday and saved 10.2 million in salary cap. The OL coach, Cable, knows what he’s doing.

  42. That is crazy, irresponsible money for a guy who probably benefitted from playing in the Patriots system that has a history of making adequate talent look like elite talent.

  43. They are paying him that much and they have to feed him also.LOL

    He’s making more than Gruden.

    He played well for the Pats, good from him…

  44. Raiders are making me jealous. Traded for the WR I wanted the 49ers to sign, and now signed my favorite Offensive Linemen in the game.

    These are moves the great Al Davis would have made.

    Tip of my cap to the Raiders front office. Credit where it’s due. No hate…..tor the moment.

  45. A lot of comments wondering why teams don’t just copy what the Pats do.

    Other teams don’t have a GOAT QB taking less pay, and a GOAT coach who can win with just about any roster in the league.

    Even the Pats won’t be able to do what the Pats do after those 2 retire.

  46. Trent Brown did not get overpaid by the Raiders. As the top FA LT on the market,by far, that’s his value. If you want the guy, that’s what it costs. Brown ain’t perfect, but he’s a good player, only 26, and had a better year than Solder, who got the highest deal last year. KMiller was a disaster for Oakland last yr. In time, he may pan out at RT.

  47. Pretty simple salary cap equation. They saved 10.2 million by trading the Guard to NY Jets. If they get rid of Donald Penn they save another 5 million, that equals Brown’s cap hit for 2019.

  48. Only the Raiders would pay 66million to a 7th round pick traded by the team that drafted him to a SB winner team who let him walk. WOW. Nice player but not at that price

  49. If they already gave up on their first round pick from last year, then not sure why Raiders fans should be excited by the team having 3 first round picks this year

  50. And so the trend of bad teams overpaying for former Pats players continues.

    Nothing against Brown, who seems to be a very good player who’s earned a good contract.

    But we’ve seen it all before.

  51. I’m a bit confused here. Isn’t Gruden running a zone blocking scheme? Brown is a very good but oft injured player, and was a poor fit in Shanahan’s zone scheme. That was the whole reason he was traded and McGlinchey (a puzzling pick according to Mayock 😂) was drafted

  52. The Patriots assign a maximum value to a position, not a player. If they can come in at or preferably under that value, they’re able to spread the money around and make for a better, deeper roster. Brown is a solid player, but not worth what the Raider’s paid. I am happy for him though, and appreciate what he did this past year.

  53. Trent Brown and a 5th to Pats for a 3rd.

    That was last offseason. The 9ers basically gave the guy away. He had a great season for the Pats, and clearly knew he was playing for a big payday. Good for him, he got it.

    Hope Mayock knows what he is doing. That is a lot of money for a guy who admits he doesn’t watch much film and who has a reputation for showing up overweight.

  54. he was on the scrap heap belichick and scar coached him up got the most out of him and the big one again! Now he cashed in in the process win/win Another reclamation project by the master!

  55. he was on the scrap heap belichick and scar coached him up got the most out of him and the big one again! Now he cashed in in the process win/win Another reclamation project by the master!

  56. Peeps don’t really get it ..if you want a good player these days you have to over pay but its really the guaranteed money that counts!!

    Mike Mayock is in da house two great signings so far !!

    We get Josh Allen with our 1st pick its on !!!

  57. Matuszak72 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    waiting for patriot fans to say they never liked him and didn’t want him back, great signing to protect Carr after losing Osemele

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    Im pretty sure every Pats fan liked him given his contribution. But 16.5 a year is a lot of money. If the Patriots can backfill this with Wynn or somebody else for a lot less then they are coming out far ahead. They can pick up their 3rd round comp and walk away whistling.

    There is even precedent fir this when the loss of Solder was being talked about the same way and they backfilled him for less using Brown. (Collecting their comp pick and walking away whistling)

  58. Just to be clear – the Trent Brown signing and the Antonio Brown trades were NOT Mike Mayock’s decisions but were Gruden’s. Mayock is just a figurehead collecting a paycheck. If Gruden had any brains, he’d listen to Mayock’s draft advice, but the ego of the “coaching legend” is to huge for that.

  59. kevines255 says:
    March 11, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    I need the all the cap experts that were telling us the Raiders are broke and can’t physically afford Mack to explain where all this guaranteed money suddenly came from.

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    This isn’t complicated. It’s not the cap. Real money. Mack’s deal with the Bears means he was due $60m day 1 and $90m total before the Vegas move. (Raiders would need $90m cash to put in escrow before last season). Brown + Brown together isn’t even close to that, and now they are a year closer to the Vegas move when they will be flush with new cash.

  60. araidersfan says:
    March 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm
    Just to be clear – the Trent Brown signing and the Antonio Brown trades were NOT Mike Mayock’s decisions but were Gruden’s. Mayock is just a figurehead collecting a paycheck. If Gruden had any brains, he’d listen to Mayock’s draft advice, but the ego of the “coaching legend” is to huge for that.

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    So Gruden can take all the blame when the Raiders end 2019 at 4-12. Thanks for clarifying that for us.

  61. Of course Trent Brown acted fast, 16.5 million/ year, no other OL needy team was going to chase that amount! Congrats to Brown and Raiders! The Raiders have > 30% of their cap committed to 2 players

  62. implantpowered says:
    March 11, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    PFF ranked Brown 32’nd out of 80 eligible linemen.

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    Tackles, not lineman. By nature, a tackle 9esp a LT) is worth more than other OL positions. And 32 makes him the highest rated tackle available. The 31 guys ahead of him are under contract. Most are older than 25. All have more than 1 year of experience at the position.

    FWIW, Kolten Miller was 76th out of 80. With no other starting caliber tackles on the market, you can understand Brown’s leverage vs the Raiders in negotiating contract terms.

    You are worth what the market pays you.

  63. Liked Trent last year but for 16.5 yr….u have to be insane!!!
    He better hope Carr can get rid of the ball in 1.5 seconds next year or else the raiders will be awfully disappointed in their investment!! Lmao. Plus now that the big bucks kick in that’s when complacency seems to take over, especially with no Scar to kick his butt!! I’ll take Isaiah Wynn on a rookie deal….thank you

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