Patriots finalize Trent Brown contract details
The Patriots have finalized a deal to bring back offensive tackle Trent Brown, and now we have the contract details, via Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
The two-year deal gives Brown $4 million guaranteed out of a $13 million base value. He can make up to $22 million throughout the deal if he reaches incentives based on playing time. But the chances of Brown reaching those are minimal, meaning they’ll be classified as “not likely to be earned,” according to Patriots cap expert Miguel Benzan.
After winning Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots in the 2018 season, the Patriots re-acquired Brown in 2021 after two seasons with the Raiders. While Brown has been a powerful force on the offensive line when healthy, his availability has diminished in recent years. After starting all 16 games for New England in 2018, Brown has only played in 25 of a possible 49 regular-season games since the start of 2019.
Brown’s return to New England in free agency was far from certain, as the tackle viewed his options and even took a visit to Seattle during his time on the open market.
The move retains continuity on an offensive line that has lost guards Ted Karras and Shaq Mason this off-season. Brown solidifies a starting role at tackle with slim depth at the position in Justin Herron, Yasir Durant, and Yodny Cajuste.
Brown is highly productive when he is on the field. So the Patriots should look to keep him healthy and keep pressure away from Mac Jones in 2022.
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