John Brown’s 2018 season peaked less than three months ago.
Joe Flacco threw seven passes his way during a tense battle with the New Orleans Saints. Brown caught all seven for 134 yards and a touchdown.
He’d bet on himself by signing a one-year contract in the offseason, and after seven weeks, he was the leading face of a fresh, thriving wide-receiver corps. With a per-catch average of 19.9 yards, Brown was the most exciting deep threat Flacco had worked with in at least four years. Two weeks after that Oct. 21 showcase, however, his season would take a drastic turn, one that would quickly make the 134-yard game feel like ancient history.
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