The Ravens will not hold trade talks over wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, according to quarterback Lamar Jackson.
After the Chiefs sold six-time Pro Bowl receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins in a surprise blockbuster deal Wednesday, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell tweeted, “I wonder if the Chiefs are calling the Ravens about Marquise Brown.”
Jackson quickly shut down the idea of guiding Brown to the AFC’s runner-up spot.
“Excuse my quick French sir… But heck NAW!” replied the quarterback.
ESPN’s Mina Kimes jumped in to playfully troll her colleague, tweeting, “Wow Bill BarnweLLLLLLLLLL.”
Jackson and Brown formed a close bond over three years in Baltimore. Brown was selected in the first round in 2019 and has become one of Jackson’s favorite Baltimore destinations. Last season, he had career-best catches (91) and yards (1,008) while scoring six touchdowns.
But their bond goes back even further, dating back to when they grew up in South Florida. Jackson grew up in Boynton Beach while Brown grew up in Hollywood, just 40 miles down the coast. They played Pop Warner Football together, albeit on different teams.
Jackson, who considers himself Brown’s mentor, later approached Brown during the pre-NFL draft process, and the rest is history.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/23/lamar-jackson-shuts-down-tweet-about-marquise-brown-trade/ Lamar Jackson ends tweet about dealing with Marquise Brown