Jaron Brown is now a member of the Seahawks. Great?
By Lee Vowell
Jaron Brown will change your universe, Seahawks fan. The now-former Cardinal signed with Seattle on Friday. Instead of Seattle languishing near last place of the NFC West, Brown’s signing means greatness. Or not.
Jaron Brown finished 2017 with 86 catches and nine touchdowns for 1,177 yards! Amazing! Of course, those are his combined statistics for the first five years of his career. In comparison, Doug Baldwin had 94 receptions for 1,128 yards in 2016 alone.
So, honestly, no one expects Brown to replicate Baldwin. Angry Doug is a very good receiver and the number one target in the Seahawks system. Brown should be expected to take Paul Richardson’s place as the number three wideout.
But Brown does bring needed size at 6’2″ and 210 pounds. Brown really replaces Jermaine Kearse. Brown is not a great player but could be a solid possession receiver and occasional deep threat, much like Kearse.
The exact details of Brown’s contract are unknown, but most expect the receiver to sign for one year.
National media reaction was (not so) YUGE!
(Any responses to Brown’s question should be answered to him on Twitter. If you try to answer him here you will just find yourself clicking over…and over…and over.)
(Bob always makes me feel better.)
(The worry here is Darboh and Moore are being compared to Brown. And Brown has five years of experience. Not a great sign. And another bad sign is that a five-year player is only being referred to in terms of combine stuff and not productivity in his NFL career.)
Well, I guess the Seahawks needed a bigger receiver and Jaron Brown gives them that. But he hasn’t been very productive and has played in an offense with a mostly healthy Carson Palmer. Sure, the Cardinals have Larry Fitzgerald. But the Seahawks have Baldwin. And Seattle needs more production out of Brown than the Cardinals got.
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Whether this actually happens may determine whether Seattle is anywhere close to the playoffs or not.