Duane Brown is the sixth-best left tackle in the NFL according to the PFF grades for last season. Even at age 36 by the time the 2021 season starts, it would be advisable for opposing teams to attack other areas of the O-line rather than attack Brown.
All the Seahawks need to hope is that old father time does not catch up with the superb Duane Brown in 2021. His PFF rating of 87.3 is fourteen points over the NFL average of 73.08 and ten points over the NFC average of 77.
Amazingly though it still makes him the lowest rated left tackle in the NFC West, with Arizona’s D.J.Humphries at 88.3, Andrew Whitworth of the Rams at 88.7 and Trent Williams of the 49ers at 91.9. As I say with Brown at LT and the promising Lewis at LG, you would expect that side of the line to be pretty strong in 2021 for the Seahawks.
There is a definite bias towards the “skill” players when it comes to appreciating their talents, this is an opportunity to show the appreciation for the career the underappreciated Brown has had.
A four-time Pro Bowler during his ten years with the Texans, and maintaining such high standards for five years as a Seahawk into his mid-thirties from being a round one pick all those years ago, shows professionalism, dedication and huge ability that should get his name far more mentions than it does.
Such is the life of a lineman in the NFL, the lack of popular recognition is sometimes astonishing. These guys deserve all the credit in the world and Brown is one of the best of the last fifteen years.