ALAMEDA, Calif — The Oakland Raiders giving Trent Brown the strangest contract for an offensive lineman at history indicates a sea change to what had been one among their very most effective and most prominent components at the .

What more can you extrapolate from Brown becoming a four-year deal worth as much as $66 million, with $36.75 million guaranteed, after one successful year at left tackle, protecting ’s side for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots?

Afterward there’s Penn, a three-time Pro-Bowler at left tackle who moved to the right side with all the drafting of Miller and has had all his past two seasons end early due to trauma, a Lisfranc into his proper foot at 2017 and a groin in Week 4 final season. Penn, who turns 36 on April 27, features a cap amount of $7.225 million for 20-19 as well as with a dead-money hit of $1.75 million, the Raiders could save $5.475 million in cap space if they cut Penn earlier June 1per OverTheCap.com.

The Raiders agreed to trade away an all pro left guard in Kelechi Osemele, along side a sixth-round draft choice, into the ny Jets for a fifth-rounder, and rescued $10.2 million from the cap accordingly the reconstruct in the trenches is at full effect.

Enter. . .Brown, before last year a livelihood tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, that drafted him in the seventh round at 2015.

Can the Raiders simply put him on the right side? Afterall, has doled out tremendous left tackle-type deals into famous brands Osemele and Austin Howard at earlier times plus so they played guard and right tackle, respectively.

Afterward there’s the hole made by Osemele. Could the Raiders only move right shield Gabe Jackson, that was called a “foundation piece” from Raiders owner Mark Davisback to left guard and also fit the recently resigned Denzelle Good at proper shield?

The ability system utilized by in 2016 was all but scrapped by O-line trainer Tom Cable, and also the 6-foot-8, 380-pound Brown, the greatest man from the , fits Cable’s zone-blocking scheme.

Pro Football Focus had Brown stopping three sacks and 3 9 pressures in 744 pass-blocking snaps in the regular season for . From the drama, Brown failed to concede a sack one of four pressures in 127 pass-blocking snaps.

The fear, then, is that Brown was a by-product of ’ victory. The Raiders are more than willing to pay for to find out.