Former Patriots’ OT Trent Brown intends to sign a four-year, $66 million contract that includes $36.75 million guaranteed with the Oakland Raiders, per source, making him highest paid OL in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
This record deal isn’t to be a right tackle. He will move into the left tackle spot, moving previously touted ‘left tackle of the future’ Kolton MIller to right tackle.
New Raiders LT Trent Brown will take over Raiders’ left tackle job, and former first-round pick Kolton Miller is expected to slide over to righ tackle. Raiders making moves.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
The Raiders drafted Kolton Miller at 15 overall in 2018 to make him their left tackle of the future. They put him in at the position right away and he struggled. Right tackle Brandon Parker was arguably even worse, so the prevailing thought was that they would address the right tackle spot and give Miller another shot at left tackle. They end up addressing both positions with Brown’s addition, putting Miller where they probably should have put him from the start.
Brown is a former 7th round pick by the 49ers out of Florida. He spent three season in San Francisco before being acquired last offseason by the Patriots in trade for a 5th round pick. He started all last season at left tackle for the Patriots, including their run to the Super Bowl.
In case you were wondering what Pro Football Focus thinks of him:
Trent Brown ranked #32 in the NFL among tackles in @PFF grades last year. That's lower than Riley Reiff, who is seen as a problem in Minnesota.— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) March 11, 2019
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