Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals would love to get a new contract done with Hollywood Brown

USA Today

New Cardinals wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown still has two years remaining on his rookie contract, but the Cardinals hope to lock him up beyond that.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said the team views Brown as a player who will remain in Arizona for many years to come.

“Yeah, we’d love to get it done,” Kingsbury told USA Today. “Hollywood is a guy that we see as a long-term answer.”

The wide receiver contract market has exploded this offseason, and Brown will surely expect a big payday. The Cardinals surely knew when they traded a first-round draft pick to the Ravens for Brown and a third-round pick that they’d need to be willing to pay a lot to keep Brown around for the long run.

23 responses to “Kliff Kingsbury: Cardinals would love to get a new contract done with Hollywood Brown

  1. Cardinals won’t have much cap room for their new QB in 2023 or 2024, if they keep signing big deals with players.

  2. I’ve watched Brown play since he came into the league. Flashes of brilliance, but he is often overpowered by CBs/Safeties, disappears from games, and has had problems with drops from time to time. Cards should see what they traded for before locking him in.

  3. They seem fine with cap space and could always pass some of the pain down the road if necessary, I think the questions would be whether its better to see how the connection between Brown and Murray goes this year before putting a big contract offer on the table. I guess it’s a call on whether there is another big jump in WR salaries next offseason. Could always target a contract during the season if things are going well.

  4. I think they’ll have D-Hop this year, see how he performs after he was busted for PED’s and then could move on from him after this season and lock up Hollywood. Patrick Peterson was not the same player after his PED suspension and the Cards moved on a year later. Will likely depend on how D-Hop performs this season when he returns.

  5. He should working about coaching instead of contracts. Historic end of season choker year after year and a failed college coach to boot.

  6. I agree with Riggo on this. No need to rush into a new deal. Cards should wait and see what they have and how Brown meshes with Kyler before paying him the big bucks

  7. Hollywood Brown has not be a marquee actor in this league. Lets see if he can step up and be an leading actor, not a supporting player before they give him A list actors money. Last year was a start, but need to see it again this year.

  8. I understand the sentiment of wanting to wait and see how this year goes before offering him a ton of money. But it’s not like the price stays the same while you wait. If the year goes well, the price could easily go up $5M/yr for four years.

  9. These teams are just so dumb. You don’t trade for selfish, entitled diva types without a deal already locked in.

    Why are teams so dumb?

    How is Keim still employed?

  10. I feel like it was a missed opportunity to take on the nickname Hollywood Marquise, rather than Hollywood Brown

  11. riggo08 says:
    June 16, 2022 at 8:33 am
    I’ve watched Brown play since he came into the league. Flashes of brilliance, but he is often overpowered by CBs/Safeties, disappears from games, and has had problems with drops from time to time. Cards should see what they traded for before locking him in
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    Very accurate scouting report. To be honest I wouldn’t have made the trade for two reasons. First the Cardinals put themselves in a terrible bargaining spot by acquiring a WR in need of a new deal. Secondly based on performance drafting a WR with the 23rd pick they traded for Brown or even in the second round would have been a huge savings on the cap for a comparable performance on the field. Considering they need to get a deal done with Murray and Hopkins has a cap hit of $18M for 2022 and either a $30M cap hit for 2023 or a dead cap hit of $22M if they let him go makes no sense to tie up even more cap room for a decent but certainly not great WR.

  12. If they want to throw money away, they should sign him. He’s a tier 2 guy but will want top tier money. Always. Three years into whatever new deal he gets, he will want another, and then another, and then another. And he will chirp about “respect” and “taking care of his family” and whatever other nonsense the divas raise when all they really want is more money.

    He ain’t worth the trouble, especially since he won’t put you over the top.

  13. Wait till he drops a few balls at critical times or runs out of bounds instead of fighting for more YAC before you dump a truckload of money at his feet.

  14. They will sign Brown to a new contract — they paid a 1st rounder to get him, so they are keeping him — but Kingsbury won’t be in AZ by the end of it.

  15. A lot of haters on here… go look at some tape of Kyler Murray throwing to Brown in 2018. That’s what the Cards are betting on. He’s not had a real QB throwing to him in the NFL. I think this was a brilliant pickup for the Cardinals and we’ll see the 2 of them thrive together for many years.

  16. Cool. Two over rated average players can lose the last 8 games of the year as buddy’s now.

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