Cardinals make baffling trade with Ravens for WR Marquise Brown

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Marquise Brown
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Marquise Brown /

The Arizona Cardinals traded away their first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Baltimore Ravens for wide receiver Marquise Brown.

Once again, the Arizona Cardinals did the one thing that no one saw coming. Another draft, another inexplicable move by Steve Keim. This time, Keim traded for Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.

This is an odd move when one considers the fact the Cardinals brought back A.J. Green for another season. It’s also infuriating that Keim, a GM who is very skilled at trades, would send a first-round pick for a wide receiver who has hardly done anything in his career.

Brown played with Lamar Jackson, who could be put into the same ballpark as Kyler Murray. Brown just had his first 1,000-yard season last year, but it’s the exact opposite of what the Cardinals need.

Brown is another undersized, small wide receiver that probably does not go over the middle.  The fears of bubble screens coming back from 2019 into 2022 are running rampant now.

Arizona Cardinals, Steve Keim lose their mind with trade for Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown

I’ve been on track saying that Keim should trade the pick since he stinks at drafting, but this was not the right thing to do. Why was Rondale Moore even drafted? Why does Keim continue to blatantly stack one position group on the roster?

Moore is never going to play now, especially since the Cardinals re-signed Zach Ertz. It’s another mind-numbing move that no Cardinals fan should be happy about. Cornerback, offensive, and defensive line were all much more pressing needs.

This pick could’ve been used to trade up and get a younger wide receiver who has more upside. Treylon Burks was still available and actually has the size to his frame, something that Murray could use when he’s on the run.

Always expect the unexpected, but this is out of nowhere and an incredible fleecing by the Ravens.

Congrats, Cardinals fans! The GM screwed the year up once again.

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