Seahawks’ practices bring a few new experiences for veteran WR Jaron Brown
For all that Jaron Brown had to adjust to when he moved from Arizona to Washington, there’s much about OTAs that remains the same.
Well, maybe not everything.
“From a practice standpoint (it’s) a lot faster, we get on and off the field a lot faster,” Brown told Bob Stelton, Dave Grosby, and Tom Wassell on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Playing the music during practice, that was something I’ve never experienced.”
One of the newest Seahawks wide receivers, Brown signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent on March 16. Until then, the 28-year-old had spent his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals. He had his most productive season in 2017, just a year removed from a torn ACL. Coming off the injury, Brown played all 16 games for the Cardinals, finishing the year with 477 yards and four touchdowns on 31 catches.
Still, after his best year in Arizona, Brown was worried about his future with the franchise as he entered free agency.
“To be honest with you, AZ had the coaching staff change and everything and a new staff coming in, so it was really up in the air,” Brown said. “The Seahawks were one of the first ones to bring me in on a visit, and I was blown away. So that was one of the biggest differences.”
Now, Brown is adjusting to life in Seattle. He likes visiting Pike Place Market, which he’s done a few times. Washington boasts some of the best hiking trails, but he’s staying away from those for now (“I’m afraid of mountain lions,” he says with a laugh.) And getting work in at the Seahawks’ facility, which rests on the scenic shores of Lake Washington in Renton, doesn’t hurt.
“Practing in 85 degree weather as opposed to 110.”
Already he’s working on developing his chemistry with quarterback Russell Wilson.
“Russ is my guy,” Brown said, “and the more opportunity I have to spend with him, whether in practice in the film room to see what he’s thinking, I’m gonna do it… one thing with Russ, he’s constantly bringing us in the film room with him and wanting us to see it through his eyes. So that’s definitely encouraging, that’s good for a receiver to kind of see what he’s thinking in certain situations.”