Contract details, salary cap hit for new Cardinals WR Marquise Brown

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The Arizona Cardinals acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown from the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday in a trade. The Cardinals gave up the 23rd overall pick and received Brown and the 100th pick in the draft.

The former first-round pick comes with one year remaining on his original rookie contract, but Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the team will exercise the fifth-year team option on his deal, keeping him under contract for two seasons.

Here are the details about his salary and salary cap hit over the next two seasons.

Marquise Brown contract, salary, salary cap implications

Brown will make a little more than $2.1 million in salary in 2022. His salary is his cap hit, too, as the Cardinals do not carry the charge of his original signing bonus. The Ravens, with the trade, will carry more than $1.6 million in dead money for his signing bonus.

About $1.9 million of Brown’s 2022 salary is fully guaranteed.

As the Cardinals will exercise that fifth-year option, Brown will make more than $13.4 million in 2023. That salary will be fully guaranteed.

With no extra signing bonus prorations next year, his cap hit will be equal to his salary — more than $13.4 million.

The Cardinals get a 1,000-yard receiver for two years of cost control. Financially, it is a pretty good deal, especially when factoring in the known production.

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