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A.J. Green Contract Details Show Raiders Got a Steal With John Brown

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Las Vegas Raiders got wideout John Brown for a steal in free agency.
The Las Vegas Raiders got wideout John Brown for a steal in free agency. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

While the Las Vegas Raiders made a questionable decision to release Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson on Tuesday, the team did ink speedy wide receiver John Brown to a modest one-year deal early on Wednesday. The WR market has been slow in free agency, with teams not shelling out big bucks so far.

However, A.J. Green's questionable contract with the Arizona Cardinals shows the Raiders got Brown for a steal.

Green signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals worth up to $8.5 million heading into his age-33 season. That's a lot of potential money for an aging veteran who has failed to impress since the 2017 season.

Meanwhile, Brown's deal is only worth up to $5.5 million ($3.75 million before incentives), and he's just one season removed from grabbing 72 receptions for 1,060 yards and 6 TDs. His production in 2020 fell off a bit from that career year, given the arrival of Stefon Diggs, but it's clear he still has a ton left in the tank.

With a career average of 14.8 yards per reception, Brown is an excellent replacement for Nelson Agholor at a low cost. There haven't been many wins for Las Vegas' front office this offseason, but getting an impact player like Brown for cheap is one of them.

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