Detroit Lions land WR Marquise Brown in proposed trade
The Detroit Lions are navigating the absence of wide receiver Jameson Williams due to a gambling suspension, which will keep him sidelined for four more games. While Williams' return is eagerly awaited, some believe the Lions should consider trading for somebody to replace him in the interim. Brad Berreman from Fansided’s SideLion Report has proposed the idea of acquiring Marquise Brown from the Arizona Cardinals.
Why it Matters: Seeking Immediate Receiving Help
Given the uncertainty surrounding Williams' readiness to contribute upon his return, bringing in Marquise Brown from the Cardinals could provide the Lions with a more immediate solution. The Cardinals' apparent shift towards a full rebuild has created the opportunity for Detroit to explore this trade and enhance their receiving options.
“Good or bad and no matter what you think of him, Brown is a known quantity,” Berreman wrote. “He did show he's capable of producing in a high-volume role last season with the Cardinals, especially early (43 receptions over the first six games) before an injury and DeAndre Hopkins' return to action. He had at least eight targets in nine of his 12 game last year.”
“Brown is set to be a free agent after playing out his $13.4 million fifth-year option this season. So he's a likely trade target for any contending teams looking to bolster their receiving corps, and the Lions can definitely be put into that category.”
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- Detroit Lions could consider a trade to bolster their receiving corps as they await the return of Jameson Williams from his gambling suspension.
- Marquise Brown of the Arizona Cardinals has been suggested as a potential target for the Lions.
- With uncertainty surrounding Williams' contribution post-suspension and a desire to solidify their receiving options, the Lions could explore options in the trade market.
Bottom Line – Exploring Trade Options:
As the Lions progress through the season, the potential acquisition of Marquise Brown could be a strategic move to bolster their receiving corps. Brown's track record as a former first-round pick and a 1,000-yard receiver just two years ago makes him an attractive option. With the team aiming to compete, this trade could be an “all-in” move, addressing their need for speed in the passing game and positioning them as contenders in 2023.