John Brown, the new wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With Henry Ruggs’ departure, the Raiders were in desperate need of a deep threat at wide receiver. The club had a variety of options, but they ultimately chose DeSean Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowler. Given that John Brown was a free agent who spent the summer with the organization, he could have made sense. They, on the other hand, opted to pass on him.
Brown is now looking for a new job. Aaron Wilson, a veteran wide receiver, has been added to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson.
The Jaguars added John Brown and Jordan Wilkins to the practice squad, but released Kerrith Whyte.
November 8, 2021 — Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson NFL)
Brown spent some time on the practice squad of the Denver Broncos before asking a release. He was once thought to be one of the league’s best deep threats. He missed seven games last season due to a calf ailment, and it’s conceivable that he hasn’t entirely healed. Brown last had a 1,000-yard season in 2019, so it’s surprising he hasn’t found a steady home this season.
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Has Brown taken a step back?
Getty On July 29, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada, John Brown #15 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass during training camp.
Brown’s ability to spread the field and grab long balls has helped him become a valuable player. Josh Allen, who possesses a cannon for an arm, had a lot of success with the Buffalo Bills. There are a lot of teams that could use a deep threat with his skills, but the fact that he hasn’t been able to find a seat on an active squad isn’t encouraging.
Brown has “lost a lot of speed this summer,” according to Ted Nguyen of The Athletic. He also thought that other teams noticed what he did.
Also, for those who are curious, I believe John Brown lost a lot of speed last summer, and organizations seem to agree, otherwise he would be on a squad right now.
November 3, 2021 — Ted Nguyen (@FB FilmAnalysis)
Brown’s speed has been his most valuable trait throughout his career. When he first entered the NFL, he clocked a 4.34 40-yard sprint. It’s easy to understand why clubs are hesitant to sign him if he can’t spread the field like that anymore. Despite the fact that Jackson is older than Brown (34 vs. 31), he hasn’t lost much speed. That is why Jackson was signed by the Raiders.
Can the Raiders’ Offense Recover?
The Raiders had scored over 30 points in back-to-back games before the bye week. The offense came out flat after the bye week, scoring just 16 points against the New York Giants. The offense’s struggles might have been exacerbated by Ruggs’ absence, but the greatest red sign was quarterback Derek Carr’s mistakes. Against the Giants, he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
Carr is normally a great ball handler, but he was clumsy the whole game. The Raiders offense would benefit greatly from the addition of a veteran like Jackson. He isn’t the player he once was, but he still poses a serious deep danger to opposing teams. On Sunday, the club hosts a terrible Kansas City Chiefs defense. For the offense, it will be a wonderful chance to get back on track. It might be a lengthy season if they struggle against the Chiefs’ defense.
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