A person familiar with the contract said Monday that Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman. That said, Brown was traded for a year ago after former Patriots tackle Nate Solder left in the free agency. "The source strongly disputed the report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News suggesting that a schism exists within organization regarding Bell".
In Brown, the Raiders add to a tackle position that certainly needed help, as they rolled with two rookie tackles in 2018.
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Brown, 30, has three years and $38.925 million remaining on his current deal with none of that money guaranteed. Antonio Brown remains with the Pittsburgh Steelers - for now. " The Steelers now must find another suitor".
Brown will become the highest paid offensive lineman in National Football League history.
As for which scenario is more likely - Bell or Brown? His effort was questioned at times in San Francisco and that was one of the reasons why he was dealt to New England previous year during the draft. Odds are much better the Raiders prioritize a left tackle over a running back. What about re-signing versatile Jon Feliciano, who is an unrestricted free agent and started at left guard when Osemele was hurt before going on injured reserve himself late in the season and was also Rodney Hudson's backup at center?
If the Steelers still view themselves as Super Bowl contenders for the next couple of seasons, then you can't argue with their logic.