His two remaining years on his Raiders contract have now been converted into a single, $11 million deal, making him an unrestricted free agent.
If given his choice of destination, though, it’s extremely clear he’d like to stay home next time.
Brown will now be earning less next season monetarily, but based on his reaction to the trade news leaking, he’s gained significantly more in peace of mind since it became official.
Who said New England Patriots can’t be happy?
Trent Brown is clearly happy to leave the Raiders for the Patriots.
Another scathing indictment of Jon Gruden.
We’ve heard so many unfortunate rumors of friction in the front office and this franchise’s “loss of cache” without Tom Brady that it is nice to be reminded, every so often, that some players really do love it here. It’s still a destination, regardless of the totality of the personnel.
Heck, Brown sacrificed both money and security to return to the place where Dante Scarnecchia coached him up and taught him to use his massive body to block effectively. He chose a pay day, then dictated his path back to town when the opportunity presented itself.
Clearly, if you build a foundation like New England’s, people will come. And then people will come back.
In the wake of the celebration, Brown shared one more amazing story that’ll show you just how “New England” he became during his short tenure in the region.
There’s only one Garden. Glad to know our adopted son (from Bastrop, TX!) knows better than to follow his friends all the way to (shudders) Penn Station in New York just for some concert.
He’s going to like his second tenure here.