Every offseason in the NFL, a few fortunate players manage to set the market moving forward in terms of compensation for their services. This offseason former Florida Gator offensive lineman Trent Brown will be the first to do so once free agency officially kicks off in the NFL in the coming days.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Brown is poised to become the highest paid offensive lineman in NFL history as the Raiders are planning on luring the lineman away from the Patriots. In order to pry Brown away from the defending Super Bowl champions, the Raiders are prepared to offer Brown $36.75 million in guarantees to sign a four-year deal potentially worth $66 million.
That deal would be the richest for an offensive lineman in NFL history according to Schefter.
Last season was Brown’s only season in New England. He did start all 16 games for the Patriots after starting 28 games in three seasons for San Francisco from 2015 to 2017. Brown was a seventh-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft as the 49ers selected him with the 244th overall pick in that draft.