Trent Brown doubles down on submit about Malik Cunningham: ‘I’m glad he’s in a greater place’


“Like, my man could not even get a crimson jersey.”

New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) reacts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass.
Trent Brown was not happy after Malik Cunningham joined the Ravens. (AP Photograph/Greg M. Cooper)

Malik Cunningham’s departure from the Patriots earlier this month clearly ruffled loads of feathers in New England’s locker room.

On a 2023 Patriots roster routinely hampered with a dearth of playmakers, an athletic quarterback like Malik Cunningham stood as a breath of recent air.

However even with each Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe’s up-and-down play by the primary three months of the brand new season, Cunningham spent most of his time in New England on the observe squad.

In his lone sport through the common season with New England, Cunningham logged simply six offensive snaps in a backup position through the Patriots’ 21-17 loss to the Raiders.

After the Ravens signed Cunningham off of New England’s observe squad, it didn’t take lengthy for a lot of of his teammates in New England to want him luck on social media.

However left deal with Trent Brown’s farewell message was seen as some potential shade thrown at New England for failing to characteristic the QB in its lackluster offense. 

“@Malikc_3 go flourish the place your expertise is revered lil bradda,” Brown wrote on Instagram.

When requested about his social media submit in a dialog with A to Z Sports activities’ Sophie Weller on Wednesday, Brown doubled down on sentiment about Cunningham’s lack of alternative with New England. 

“It’s humorous as a result of I informed him months in the past in the event that they ever known as, if anyone, that’s the workforce the place he ought to go,” Brown informed Weller in regards to the Ravens. “It was nearly like I noticed it coming. And that’s actually good for him to really get an actual probability to play his actual place.”

Whereas Cunningham not often noticed the gridiron through the common season, Brown acknowledged that the 25-year-old QB put collectively arguably essentially the most electrifying drive of your entire season throughout New England’s preseason opener towards the Texans on August 10.

Cunningham helped orchestrate a 14-play, 75-yard drive that resulted within the Patriots’ solely landing of the evening towards Houston, finishing three of 4 passes whereas gaining 34 yards on the bottom off of 5 makes an attempt.

“I imply, most likely essentially the most thrilling drive we had in that stadium was towards Houston in preseason video games this season,” Brown informed Weller. “Like, my man couldn’t even get a crimson jersey.”

In contrast to Jones and Zappe — who put on crimson jerseys because the workforce’s quarterbacks throughout practices — Cunningham was typically on the surface wanting in at New England’s offensive gameplan, though the workforce was additionally making an attempt to show him the commerce as a large receiver all year long.

Baltimore may need its QB in place with Lamar Jackson. However Cunningham now has a spot on the Ravens’ lively roster, and may be capable of take in loads of info as a backup to his former Louisville teammate.

“I’m positive he’s doing properly. He’s an excellent athlete. He’s an excellent quarterback,” Brown informed Weller of Cunningham. “Wasn’t many alternatives he bought to really do it (right here), however I undoubtedly noticed glimpses of him being a very good quarterback. So, I want him properly. I want him the very best of luck. I’m glad he’s in a greater place.”