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Trent Brown Needs Consistency- Says Raiders GM Mike Mayock

Trent Brown has been anything but consistent. Las Vegas Raider’s General Manager Mike Mayock told The Las Vegas Review-Journal that he was hoping for more consistency in his star tackle. When asked about the future for Trent Brown the GM said:

“He is under contract and when he’s healthy he’s dominant. You’ve got to juxtapose that with his inability to play week to week, over a two-year period. We’re excited about the player, but we’ve got to get a more consistent player….We think he is the best right tackle in the league when healthy”

Mike Mayock on Trent Brown’s future in Las Vegas

In March of 2019, the Raiders signed the then 25 year old to the highest contract ever for an NFL lineman. The deal which was four years and $66 million was only fully guaranteed for two years. NFL contracts are always a little deceiving, with dollar amounts and years being inflated for shock value.

The biggest issue that the Raiders and Mayock seem to have with Brown is his ability to stay on the field consistently. He has only started 16 games over the course of two seasons, half of the regular season games for the Las Vegas franchise.

His first season with the Raiders, Brown started the first 11 games of the season and was selected to the Pro Bowl by NFL fans. That is the tipping point for Brown’s career, less than 24 hours after being voted one of the leagues best lineman, he went on the injured reserve ending his season with a pectoral injury.

Brown returned to the starting line up in Carolina Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, but only played 3 snaps that game. He came back in week 5 helping his team defeat the Kansas City Chiefs led by Patrick Mahomes. The Raiders then put Brown on the COVID-19/IR two days after defeating the Chiefs. He tested positive for the virus, and when he returned to the team ran into a more serious issue.

Trent Brown was receiving a pre-game IV to help offset some of the lingering effects from corona, when air got into his blood stream, an air embolism. This serious injury caused him to be rushed to the emergency room.

Brown retuned in week 14, playing the Raider’s final three regular season games.

While the future is unclear for Trent Brown, he is still one of the leagues best lineman when healthy. Remember, we do not COVID shame and don’t pass blame for getting sick in the middle of a world wide pandemic.

TL//DR: Trent Brown needs consistency, he has only played 16 out of 32 games. Mike Mayock said he needs the best lineman in the NFL to remain healthy. Bottom line you want the highest paid lineman on the field, so Trent Brown needs consistency