Former Oklahoma football standout WR 'Hollywood' Brown joining Super Bowl champs

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Former Oklahoma football receiving standout Marquise "Hollywood" Brown is the newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Wide-receiver depth was one of the Super Bowl champion's biggest concerns this past season, and on Thursday the Chiefs worked out a free-agent deal to acquire Brown, who played the past two years with his former Sooner teammate Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and cited in an article by Jordan Foote of Arrowhead Report on FanNation, Brown's contract is for one year worth up to $11 million including incentives.

Brown gives the Chiefs a legitimate downfield threat who possesses great speed and quickness and specializes in getting behind the defense. That feature has been missing from the Kansas City offense since the departure of Tyreek Hill ahead of the 2022 season.

The 26-year-old wide receiver was given the nickname "Hollywood" while he played at Oklahoma by TV play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson, in reference to his breakaway speed and spectacular pass-catching plays. It also serves as a not-so-subtle reference to his hometown of Hollywood, Florida.

Brown played at Oklahoma in 2017-18 and was a primary receiving target for two Heisman Trophy winners in Baker Mayfield and Murray. In two seasons at OU, Brown caught 132 passes for 2,413 yards and 17 touchdowns. He ranks seventh on the Oklahoma career list for receiving yards.

He was a first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens, the No. 25 overall pick, in the 2019 NFL Draft. In three seasons with Baltimore, Brown had 195 receptions for 2,361 yards and 20 touchdowns. His best season as a Raven was in 2021 when he had 81 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns.

He was traded to Arizona ahead of the 2022 season. This past season, Brown was the Cardinals' second-leading receiver with 51 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns in 14 starts.