John Brown: I turned down more money to sign with Raiders

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With Henry Ruggs already in tow, the Raiders added a free agent receiver known for his speed in John Brown.

Las Vegas officially signed Brown to a one-year, $3.75 million deal on Friday, with the receiver holding an introductory press conference after putting pen to paper.

Brown noted head coach Jon Gruden called him a “perfect fit” for Las Vegas offense and that he likes the way Derek Carr plays. That may have been the tipping point for Brown deciding to head to Southern Nevada.

“The biggest factor was, I had to think about my career,” Brown said. “I actually turned down more money to come here. I felt like it was the best decision for my career, so I had to put everything else aside and had to try to decide what would make me happy at the end of the day.”

Brown spent the last two years with the Bills, where he caught 72 passes for 1,060 yards with six touchdowns in 2019. But the speedy wideout recorded just 33 receptions for 458 yards with three TDs in 2020, appearing in just nine games with eight starts.

9 responses to “John Brown: I turned down more money to sign with Raiders

  1. Exciting player when heathy. He can stretch the defense and open the field even when not catching a lot of balls.

  2. Translation: I don’t know the particulars of the contract but there are more fun adult things to do in Vegas vs Buffalo.

  3. Hoping he can help out younger guys get going. This last year has not been conducive for most players and maybe harder to acclimate? Can’t imagine going from screaming of thousands to the hushed halls n empty seats. I hope all teams can get some semblance of “normalcy” whatever that may be lol

  4. Last year the Raiders picked a WR in the first round and the third round, yet no-name Nelson Agholor was the one playing like a first round pick. I think Brown is even better, and he can help set an example for the young talented guys they picked last year, too.

  5. soisaystotheguyi says:
    March 19, 2021 at 3:16 pm
    Translation: I don’t know the particulars of the contract but there are more fun adult things to do in Vegas vs Buffalo.

    You must not realize that John Brown would have preferred to stay in Buffalo but it wasn’t his choice. The Bills let him go.

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