I’ll be honest that I was fooled by Tre Brown’s injury in Week 11 of 2021. The rookie showed promise of being really good but only played in five games. And when he went up to defend a pass and came crashing down, it appeared he would be out for not only weeks but almost a calendar year.
As it turns out, Brown was just dealing with a lingering issue instead of something new. He is expected to be healthy by Week 1 of 2022 and is penciled in by a lot of sites (including this one!) as a starter for the coming year. And he should be good because he has the talent, but, moreover, he has the tenacity to want to be good.
Seattle seemed the go a few years where they didn’t have the same kind of desire to be great. Players like Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor were late-round draft picks and played with proverbial chips on their shoulders but then age and injury caught up with them and the players who replaced them didn’t seem to have the same drive.
Brown does seem to be more like Sherman and Chancellor in that regard. He also has good quickness and technique as well and seems to pick up on the direction of his coaches. The great thing for Brown in 2022 is he will have a new and excellent DBs coach in Kris Scott. Scott should be able to develop Brown into a very good starter this season.