Bills expected to add wideout John Brown

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The Bills are adding more than old running backs to help quarterback Josh Allen.

According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Bills are signing Ravens wide receiver John Brown to a three-year, $27 million deal, which includes $11.7 million in guarantees.

Brown had a strong bounce-back season for the Ravens last year after his Arizona career fizzled.

He had 42 catches for 715 yards and five touchdowns, but that 17.0-yards per reception average will look nice with a quarterback who can throw the football over a mountain.

The Bills don’t have much to speak of at receiver, and still need plenty of help there, but Brown’s a solid start.

16 responses to “Bills expected to add wideout John Brown

  1. This is a bit of a head scratcher. Decent player at a position of need. But $9 million for his caliber seems a bit excessive and he fits a position on the roster held by the closest thing the Bills have to a decent WR in breakout Robert Foster. They either need a slot or a big outside guy. They didnt necessarily need a second #2 speedster

  2. Really good value for the Bills. He was balling out with Flacco and then offense shifted when Lamar came in.

    Perfect deep threat for Josh Allen.

  3. I guess the Ravens are just committing to not throwing passes to receivers ever?

  4. jeffreyshulenburg says:
    March 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm
    This is a bit of a head scratcher. Decent player at a position of need. But $9 million for his caliber seems a bit excessive and he fits a position on the roster held by the closest thing the Bills have to a decent WR in breakout Robert Foster. They either need a slot or a big outside guy. They didnt necessarily need a second #2 speedster

    Crap! Good point. Fingers crossed the rules committee decides to allow more than one wide receiver on the field at a time.

  5. 9 million for a possible 1000 yard receiver maybe a bit high, but it isn’t that much when top wideouts are commanding 20 million a year.

  6. Good move for the Bills. John ‘Smoke’ Brown was on his way to a big year for Baltimore last year, before they replaced Flacco. With a big-armed young QB like Allen, they should be able to take full advantage of Brown’s speed. Wouldn’t be surprised if this became one of the best deep-threat combos in the NFL?

  7. Allen can throw it over a mountain but the problem he has no control over what side of the mountain the ball goes over. Allen’s accuracy is very Derek Andersonesque, he’s a scattershot inaccurate passer.

  8. Brown would have been a 1k receiver last year if Flacco remained at QB for the Ravens the whole season.

    Brown battled injury in AZ and was finally healthy last season in Balty. He started the season on fire those first 5-6 games but Joe got hurt and the offense completely changed. Brown was a baller and never stopped playing the way Crabtree did. Brown just did his job and started blocking. He’s fun to watch.

    Bills got a good deal on a tough, all business, non-diva receiver.

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