The Las Vegas Raiders traded Trent Brown to the New England Patriots on Tuesday in a deal that included a swap of late-round 2022 picks.
For obvious reasons, the transaction created a stir.
It reminded everyone that after getting ruthlessly mocked by opposing teams in 2020, Bill Belichick is going all out next year. It also reignited questions regarding why Jon Gruden can’t seem to hold on to his big-name players.
Beyond that, and more importantly, it also served as a reminder of the fact that Brown has one of the most obscene tattoos of all time.
Since Trent Brown is in the news, just a reminder that he has the most ambitious tattoo of all time pic.twitter.com/MS31bqLoc4
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) March 9, 2021
Needless to say, people had some reactions.
What a goat https://t.co/zXXGX4cZ9o
— Baniel (@banieldravo) March 9, 2021
One of the chicks wearing a jersey this is a sick man https://t.co/QePaI2aKHG
— Shaka (@DustyWhoads) March 9, 2021
Hopefully he can pay someone to fix it for him. Lol https://t.co/0I2tKLqbnh
— Ryan Nikolas Almeida (@RyanNikolas) March 9, 2021
Fancy artwork notwithstanding, Brown’s brief stint in Las Vegas was an absolute bust.
Although Brown started in every game for the Patriots during their Super Bowl campaign back in 2018, he played in just 16 outings over the past two seasons for the Raiders.
Tyler Herro’s GF had her own special way of celebrating International Women’s Day. https://t.co/PChfsNg0us
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 9, 2021
The hope is that returning to New England will pump some life back into his once promising career.
For the Raiders, meanwhile, this is just the latest move showcasing the fact that they continue to be sellers and not buyers this offseason. The team is almost certainly moving backup quarterback Marcus Mariota in the coming weeks, all the while seemingly not in contention for any players that could upgrade their roster.