Jaron Brown turning heads in camp for Seattle
The biggest opportunity of Jaron Brown’s career is finally here. Entering his seventh year of professional football, the Seattle Seahawks largely-unknown wide receiver is apparently already taking advantage.
Earlier this week, ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported that Brown, now one of just two incumbent veteran receivers on the roster, has drawn rave reviews from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for his “unbelievable offseason.”
“Pete Carroll has given the impression that Brown could have a larger role this season after finishing fourth among their receivers last year in playing time and receptions (14 for 166 yards and five touchdowns),” Henderson wrote on twitter. “Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Brown has had an ‘unbelievable’ offseason and reiterated Carroll’s point that the Seahawks underutilized him in 2018, saying Brown ‘did so much of the dirty work for us last year that… we kind of forgot that he’s a really established receiver and he’s looked dynamic out here.'”
Brown signed a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Seahawks in free agency last spring after spending the first five years of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. He was extremely efficient in limited opportunities offensively last season, catching 14 of his 19 targets for 166 yards and five touchdowns, while also serving as a fixture on special teams.
The 29-year-old suddenly finds himself as an elder statesman among his fellow wide receivers. Four-year veteran Tyler Lockett is the only other player in Brown’s position group currently on the roster who has notched more than three years of NFL experience.