Raiders OL: “Hopefully We Can Get A Ring”

Trent Brown won a Super Bowl with the Patriots last season; he hopes to win another with the Raiders

Zach Gelb
July 25, 2019 - 11:25 pm
Trent Brown

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Trent Brown had a fantastic season in New England last year. He protected Tom Brady’s blind side, won a Super Bowl and signed a four-year $66 million contract with the Raiders in the offseason.

He is the highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL history.

“I wanted to go where I could really just get what I was owed,” Brown told Zach Gelb, who was filling in as host of After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “It would have been nice to stay in New England, but I had to get the money while it was on the table.”

Brown, 26, was a seventh-round draft pick in 2015. He spent three seasons with the Niners before getting traded to the Patriots in April 2018.

Smart move by New England, as usual. Brown may have been the best left tackle in football last season.

“I just needed the right opportunity to really show what I could do,” Brown said. “Me being a junior college guy who went to Florida and only had 12 starts – the whole ‘lazy, out of shape, too big to play,’ that whole stigma has been sticking around my name, and that’s really not the case. So I just keep that in mind, and I attack every day with that. I’m trying to prove people wrong and prove the people that have always believed in me right.”

Brown will reportedly play right tackle for the Raiders, with Kolton Miller playing left tackle.

“I’m excited,” Brown said. “I’m ready to put this thing together. I’m hoping we can go out and get some wins this year, get to the playoffs and hopefully we can make a real push to get a ring. Hopefully everything works out in our favor and we do everything we need to do on our end, which I’m sure we will, and we can accomplish those things.”

The Raiders have missed the playoffs in 15 of the last 16 seasons, but Brown believes the team can make major strides in 2019.

“I think the front office did a great job of going out getting some guys to add to the artillery, and they did an excellent job in the draft,” Brown said. “I think we’re going to put things together. The attitude has changed around there. The culture is changing. It’s going to be a fun year. I won’t say too much. All I’ll say is watch out.”