By: Joe Zollo
He was definitely going to get paid but I don't think anybody expected this. Former New England Patriots Left Tackle, Trent Brown, has signed the largest deal for an offensive lineman in NFL history with the Oakland Raiders. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported the borderline Pro-Bowl LT signed a four-year, $66 million contract with $36.75 million in guaranteed money to protect the blindside of Derek Carr.
Trent Brown is was a former 7th round draft pick in the 2015 draft who spent his first three years in San Francisco and then was traded to New England for 2018 and became one of the best left tackles in the league. Brown will be 26 years old at the start of the 2019 season and he is 6'8 355 pounds. That is a beast of a man and he finally found a long time home with the Raiders.
He was originally traded to the Patriots before the 2018 season because San Francisco did not want to deal with him anymore but Bill Belichick and company saw the potential in this player. Him and offensive line coach, Dante Scarnecchia, turned this overweight lineman into a pro bowl caliber player who is considered at the top of his position going into next season. Brown should be thanking Scarnecchia for the contract he just received as he would not have been near the player he is right now without him.
Two straight seasons Scarnecchia has produced left tackles that received record-breaking deals (Nate Solder in the 2018 offseason). Brown will join the newest Raider, Antonio Brown, in hopes that they can help lead Oakland to the playoffs and create a whirl of buzz around them in their anticipated move to Las Vegas.