NFL Offseason: Players likely to get overpaid
Trent Brown, RT
Keeping with the offensive trenches, Trent Brown is a prime candidate for a team to overpay.
Before the 2019 season, Brown signed a massive contract with the Raiders, which made him one of the richest offensive linemen in NFL history.
Brown’s tenure as a Raider ended after just two seasons, and he re-signed with the Patriots before the 2021 season, ultimately playing in 9 games.
When on the field, Brown is a quality tackle. In fact, he’s one of the better right tackles in the NFL, but he, like Brandon Scherff, has massive injury concerns.
His projected market value is set to be around $10 million per season, which is very high for someone like Brown.
According to PFF, Brown allowed just one sack. committed just 1 penalty, and had a 77.6 PFF grade. Those are stellar numbers. The Patriots aren’t usually a team who opens up their checkbook in free agency unless they take last year’s approach into this year.
Could Brown re-sign with New England for a fair contract for both sides? Sure, but could he also sign a bigger contract with a team like the Dolphins, who desperately need offensive line help? Yep.
Trent Brown is a solid right tackle, but his injury history is not worth the risk.