4 biggest position battles heading into Seahawks 2022 training camp
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks position battle 2: Cornerback
This position could go a lot of different ways and that isn’t necessarily a good thing. It might be a safe assumption that second-year pro Tre Brown and Sidney Jones will be the starters in Week 1. But Brown still isn’t fully healthy after having season-ending surgery last year after being hurt in Week 11. Brown likely won’t be ready for the start of training camp.
This is problematic for a player who only played in five games in 2021 and still needs to learn fully what it’s like to be a cornerback in the NFL. Brown was pretty good, flashed the potential to be really good, but is far from being a sure thing in the league. Brown needs reps and more playing time and to prove he can stay healthy.
Sidney Jones was good in the second half of the season last year but he also played opposite D.J. Reed. Reed made himself into one of the better corners in the league and signed a free-agent deal with the New York Jets this offseason. Jones needs to be good again but will be playing opposite more of an unknown than Reed was. Plus, Jones hasn’t consistently been good in his career.
Seattle drafted Coby Bryant (and Tariq Woolen) this year. Woolen is still a ways off but Bryant is a lot closer to being able to play important snaps. In fact, if Brown is still struggling with injuries as the season gets closer, Bryan could be a starter in Week 1. That is assuming offseason acquisition Justin Coleman sticks at slot corner and Seattle doesn’t move him outside.