The 3 best free agency destinations for John Brown
The start of NFL free agency is right around the corner, and there will be a bunch of big names available. The wide receiver is very interesting, and one of the most intriguing players on the open market will be John Brown.
Brown has always been high on talent, but has struggled with injuries and inconsistency. He had a resurgent 2018 season with the Ravens, and re-established his value. He should have no shortage of suitors once he’s available next month.
Here are the top three destinations for him next month:
3. Denver Broncos
The Broncos would be a perfect fit for John Brown.
They have several capable receivers in Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, and DeSean Hamilton, but none of those guys are deep threats. Brown is a true speed demon, which is something Denver has been sorely lacking.
Demaryius Thomas is no longer on the team, and they can afford to dish out some money for an additional receiver.
Brown had a lot of success with new Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco early this past season before Flacco was benched, and it makes a ton of sense to put them back together.
2. Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen showed some promise in his rookie season, but the Bills put him in a terrible spot.
His best receiver was arguably Zay Jones, and Buffalo’s receiving corp was full of guys who won’t be in the league a couple years from now.
They need to surround Allen with better weapons, and John Brown would be a nice match with Allen’s rocket of an arm. Brown is still only 28, and could be catching deep balls from Allen for years to come.
He put up 715 yards and five touchdowns in an offense that barely threw the ball the second half of last season, and could easily build on those numbers in Buffalo, where he’d have little competition for targets.
1. Cleveland Browns
The Browns are another destination that makes a lot of sense.
They played against Brown twice last year, so they’re very familiar with him and know how hard he is to stop. Cleveland has their chain-moving possession receiver in Jarvis Landry, but their receiving corp is pretty weak outside of Landry.
Last year’s fourth-round pick Antonio Callaway showed flashes, but also struggled heavily with drops, and the Browns could use an upgrade as their deep threat.
Baker Mayfield is an extremely accurate passer, and would be able to consistently deliver the ball to Brown.
He also won’t cost quite as much money as some of the other receivers on the market, which will allow the Browns to spend more their abundant cap space on other positions.