WR Marquise Brown Open To Re-Signing With Cardinals

Marquise Brown played out the 2023 season on his fifth-year option and is set to hit free agency following the season. While the Cardinals receiver should have a number of suitors, he admitted to Darren Urban of the team website that “of course [he] would want to be back” in Arizona next season.

After sending a first-round pick to the Ravens for Brown and a third-round selection in 2022, the Cardinals immediately picked up the wideout’s fifth-year option. The two sides never sounded particularly close to an extension over the past two years, but the receiver told Urban that his contract status never bothered him since he’s “just a confident guy.”

“I feel like I’m one of the best in the game,” he added. “Playing receiver is all about opportunity. But as far as the wide receiver position, route running, releases, big plays, I feel like I have all that in my tool box. I really feel no pressure.”

During his two years in Arizona, Brown hasn’t come close to replicating his 1,000-yard season from 2021. However, his numbers could partly be attributed to both injury and inconsistency at quarterback, and he’s still managed to average around 50 receiving yards per game.

Brown was brought to Arizona to replace Christian Kirk, who got a four-year, $72MM deal from the Jaguars. Brown should be healed from his heel injury by the time free agency comes around, and he could be eyeing a similarly lucrative contract. It remains to be seen if that contract will come from the Cardinals, but it sounds like the wideout is appreciative of his time in Arizona and would consider re-signing.

“I learned a lot and my play grew a lot,” Brown said. “I proved to myself a lot of things I wanted to see this year. It was unfortunate the season didn’t go the way we wanted as far as us winning, but I feel like I showed what I can do. For me, it’s about working. Keep continuing to prove yourself. that’s what this business is. No matter if you have a good year, you’ve got to repeat that good year. If you have a bad year, you have to come back at do better.”

View Comments (0)