Could the Las Vegas Raiders end up poaching the Cincinnati Bengals’ best scout to run the team after losing to them in the AFC Playoffs?
The Raiders were eliminated from the playoffs by the Bengals on Saturday, signaling the end of a tumultuous campaign. As a result, the fallout has been swift. The chain reaction of events began with Mike Mayock’s departure as general manager.
This leaves the Raiders’ most important front-office position vacant. Obviously, owner Mark Davis knows this is his priority, that and finding a head coach, so things are moving quickly. The most recent development in this fluid situation has been the Raiders’ request to interview Trey Brown.
Who is Trey Brown? Why would the Raiders want him?
Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network broke the news yesterday regarding the Raiders’ request. It would certainly mark a change in direction for the Raiders as far as draft philosophy is concerned. Regardless, Brown, more than anything, is a winner.
That’s all he’s done since joining the ranks of NFL scouts. With the New England Patriots in 2011, he was an area scout. Then, Brown was with the Philadelphia Eagles as their Director of College Scouting back in 2017, the year that Philadelphia finally won a Super Bowl.
As a scout with the Bengals, Brown was on the front lines as the organization finally turned its luck after drafting Joe Burrow in 2020. Most recently, the team was able to vanquish their playoff ghosts and win a playoff game, against Las Vegas no less.
The situation with the Raiders is developing daily as the front office and coaching staff will soon begin coming together. Brown’s track record for scouting talent is top-notch and would certainly help the Silver and Black. Hiring such a young executive (Brown is currently 36 years old) would certainly mark a new youth movement, considering who was previously running the team.