Marquise Brown Hints He Turned Down More Money to Sign With Chiefs

The new playmaker in Kansas City speaks on how he turned away to play with the Chiefs.
Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, United States; Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown (2) tries
Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, United States; Arizona Cardinals receiver Marquise Brown (2) tries / Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY

Opposing teams around the NFL were hoping to dethrone the Chiefs in 2023 as they had trouble on the offensive end for a stretch of the regular season. Instead, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl and are aiming to repeat as champs for the third straight campaign.

Now they are retooling and improving the roster ahead of the 2024 season. The biggest need was at WR and the Chiefs filled that void in free agency. Kansas City agreed to terms with WR Marquise Brown on a one-year deal for $7 million but could go up to $11 million in incentives.

Brown alluded to taking less money to come over to the Chiefs in free agency. He said, "When the Chiefs are interested in you, you gotta take a look at them… I can go get some money at other places, but at the end of the day, it’s about winning.”

Chiefs News: Marquise Brown May Have Taken Less Money to Head to Kansas City

It isn't far-fetched to think that Brown could have gotten more money from teams on the market. Calvin Ridley got $23 million annually while Darnell Mooney and Gabe Davis both got $13 million a year.

You could make an argument that Brown is better than both Mooney and Davis. If those guys got double-digits annunally on multi-year deals, Brown likely could have done the same.

There just aren't better options around the league for a playmaker. Patrick Mahomes is the quarterback, Travis Kelce constantly draws the attention of defenders, and Andy Reid is calling the plays.

That is a perfect situation for any receiver and Hollywood pouched on that opportunity. The 26-year-old will now become one of the lead WRs along with Rashee Rice as the Chiefs look to improve their offense.

The Chiefs are absolutely loaded and are poised to make another deep playoff run. They currently have the second-best odds in the NFL to win the whole thing at +650. Head over to FanDuel Sportsbook, claim your sign-up bonus, and take advantage of these odds to back the Chiefs.

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