WR Jaron Brown - Seattle Seahawks
|6-3, 204||Born: 1-8-1990||College: Clemson||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 4 vs ARI (3 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Brown seems to have the lead on the third WR spot, and made the most of his opportunities. He made all three of his catches look pretty easy, finding openings in the coverage, and had room to run on a short outside catch and one over the middle for 32 yards.
2019 Week 5 vs LAR (4 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
Brown so far has seemed to be the most reliable third WR option, but lost a fumble early in the game, and then lost his footing on his second catch -- but at least did a good job getting open, and converted the first down on that play. His third target was a close call, as he almost brought in an underthrown ball close to the turf. While he held a slight edge over the others in snap count (24-17-17), the third WR role seems to be a 3-way timeshare.
2019 Week 6 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 29 / 2 rec)
Brown is still splitting reps as the slot receiver, but is making the most of his low volume role. Against the Browns, he showed great speed to catch up to a high, lobbed pass in the corner of end zone for a 17-yard TD. For his second score, he got open over the middle as Wilson scrambled, and caught the hard thrown ball just over the goal line. He actually was overthrown on another play to the end zone, so this could be the start of a trend in his usage - especially if Will Dissly is out for any measure of time. Overall, Brown showed that he has the confidence of his QB, and a pretty good rapport with him.
2019 Week 7 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 60 / 0 rec)
Brown's 60-yard total was only one short of the team lead (Lockett). With TE Willl Dissly out, Brown picked up some of the slack with a few extra snaps - including a red zone look, a sure TD, if he could have held on. On that play, he had trouble getting to the ball, which was hastily thrown, but it still seemed like one of ones you just can't miss. He then made a first down catch in two-minute drill. But most of his yards came at the end. With the score basically out of reach, Brown made a really nice 48-yard catch over the middle in coverage.
2019 Week 8 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Just as Brown was getting himself noticed as the 3rd WR over the past two games, his snaps were reduced dramatically and he was irrelevant in this one.
2018 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Brown continued to underwhelm, while increasing his snap count from the first game, from 33 to 47. He didn't do much with the extra playing time, however, as he dove to catch one first down pass in the early going, and then wasn't noticeable until the final minute of the 4th quarter when he caught two passes as they neared the red zone. On one hand, he DID catch all of his targets, two of which were for first downs. Given the state of the passing game, it wouldn't be that much of a stretch to see him get more involved, but for now, Brown is seemingly an afterthought.
2018 Week 13 vs SF (3 / 3 / 67 / 2 rec)
Brown found himself wide open on an early drive as Wilson found him easily for a big gain. Later in the drive he got open again, this time in the end zone, and he didn't disappoint, making the easy catch. In the 4th quarter, he repeated the feat with his second score of the game, finding a zone gap in the end zone as Wilson scrambled and found him with a low throw.
2017 Week 2 vs IND (11 / 4 / 73 / 0 rec)
Jaron was the team's most targeted receiver Sunday, with 11 total and 4 more than the next closest, but overall it was a disappointing effort for Brown. Multiple drops and an inability to haul in key downfield passes consistently held the offense back. More than once Jaron had the ball in his hands only for a defensive back to knock it loose. With John Brown's health a continual question, Jaron must become a more consistent player for this offense to improve.
2017 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
Brown was fourth on the Cardinals in targets against Dallas, but his two-catch performance could have been more impactful. Brown hauled in a wide open touchdown early in the game, but missed opportunity dominated the rest of Brown's performance. A broken play in the red zone resulted in another touchdown, only to be called back by offensive holding. Later, a deep target was tipped away by a defensive back and two other targets resulted in Brown being barely out of bounds before completing the catch. Multiple touchdowns and close to 100 yards were in play for Brown this week outside of those missed opportunities.
2017 Week 4 vs SF (12 / 8 / 105 / 0 rec)
Physically, Jaron Brown is the closest this team has to what Michael Floyd once offered. A tall body that could high-point balls and excel in the intermediate, using his body to shield off defenders. While he has often shown this in flashes, Sunday was arguably the most complete game Brown has put together. Brown was a consistent chain-mover all day on Sunday, and was targeted roughly as often as Ellington. Nearly 1/4th of Palmer's attempts targeted Jaron Brown. Simply put, that is a level of involvement he has rarely seen before. Brown's ceiling is likely as a quality #3, but in an offense as devoid of skill-position talent as the Cardinals currently are, he will has an opportunity each week to match this output. The question remains will he play consistent enough to realize it.
2017 Week 9 vs SF (1 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Similar to John, Jaron Brown only had one catch Sunday but made sure it was impactful. Brown's three-yard touchdown came as the play broke down and Brown simply slipped behind defenders.
2017 Week 12 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 52 / 1 rec)
Prior to the 4th quarter, Brown had been a complete nonfactor in Sunday's game, without a target all afternoon until roughly the 9-minute mark of the 4th. On a 1st down from the team's own 48-yardline, the Cardinals ran a simple play-action pass with Brown lined up wide to Gabbert's left. Brown beat his defender enough to have time to adjust to Gabbert's throw, scoring the go-ahead touchdown easily. It was Brown's one and only target of the afternoon, but its impact immense.
2017 Week 17 vs SEA (5 / 1 / 25 / 1 rec)
Brown only caught one pass Sunday, despite being targeted five total times, but made sure his last reception of the 2017 season would matter. Brown scored the team's first touchdown of the game, the only receiving touchdown the Cardinals would score Sunday, capping off an impressive opening drive. A broken play led to the score, with Stanton narrowly avoiding a sack, scrambling as he directed his receivers to an open area where he hit Brown streaking across. Beyond scoring an early touchdown to take a lead they would not relinquish until late in the 4th quarter, the touchdown also capped a drive in which the Cardinals completely exerted their will, pushing the Seahawks defense around and firmly establishing their intentions for the remainder of the afternoon. Brown may not have caught another pass all afternoon, but he left a mark on the entire game.
2016 Week 2 vs TB (2 / 2 / 78 / 1 rec)
Jaron Brown caught both of his two targets on Sunday, and an argument could absolutely be made that they were the two most impactful catches of the afternoon. Brown's first catch, a 27-yard haul on 3rd-10 in Arizona territory helped sustain a drive that led to Michael Floyd's 1-yard touchdown to give Arizona a comfortable 17-0 cushion. His second catch, a 51-yard touchdown with 25-seconds left in the first-half put Arizona up 24-0 right before the half, effectively breaking the Bucs back. On the play, a 4-WR set with 3 to Palmer's left, had Brown as the middle man of the three left receivers. As both Arians and Palmer explained in the postgame, the play was designed to pick up a handful of yards and put the team in better position for a field goal, but Brown as able to get behind the safety and the protection held up long enough for Palmer to put the ball perfectly on Brown's hands
2015 Week 2 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)
Buried a bit on the depth-chart, Jaron Brown's opportunities come few and far-between, but he continually makes the most of them. Targeted only three times on the day, Brown caught two of those balls and scored his first touchdown of the season. On the play, essentially a tight end screen featuring a wide receiver, all parts executed flawlessly. With three receivers split out wide left, Brown came in motion from Palmer's right to settle about a half-step behind and to the left of the quarterback. Initially acting as a blocker, Brown chipped a Bears DE before peeling off and catching the pass at the line of scrimmage. Led by LT Veldheer, the Cardinals offensive line got out in front of their receiver and blocked the few men impeding Brown's path to the end zone. A nice dive and extension into the end zone gave the Cardinals their second touchdown of the day.
2015 Week 10 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Playing in place of the injured Floyd, Jaron Brown had possibly the biggest play in the entire game, along with several other impressive ones, earning the game ball from Head Coach Bruce Arians. On the play, a 2nd-7 from midfield with the Cardinals trailing by four, Jaron was split out wide to the right matched up against CB Richard Sherman. Brown ran a 10-yard hitch route, but Sherman broke on the ball knocking it almost straight up. In an incredibly head-up move, Brown then jumped above both Sherman and defensive end Cassius Marsh to make the catch and pick up the first down. The Cardinals later went on to score the go-ahead touchdown on that drive.
2014 Week 9 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
While the lesser-used Brown only has five catches on the season, those looking beyond the box score know how crucial each of those catches has been. Each one has converted an important 3rd down, or set up a scoring opportunity for someone else. This week, finally, it was Brown's turn to cash in. Impressively, Brown also drew a pass interference penalty on his touchdown reception. Jaron did miss out on a potential big play touchdown earlier in the game, misreading the defense and breaking his route off instead of continuing deep. Palmer gave him an earful when he got back to the huddle, but clearly showed he'd lost no faith in the young wide receiver when coming back to him for go-ahead score.
2014 Week 12 vs SEA (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Filling in for the injured Fitzgerald, Jaron Brown struggled in his first career start. Jaron Brown was probably the biggest victim of Stanton's poor ball placement, but his dropped touchdown at the end of the first half was a massive blow to a struggling offense that needed a jumpstart. While in the end the final score became a bit lopsided, at that point the Cardinals were only down nine points. A 9-7 halftime score could have provided the necessary momentum for a better second half showing. In the end it likely didn't matter, the Seahawks played extremely well, but the play was costly.
2014 Week 13 vs ATL (9 / 7 / 75 / 0 rec)
Ever since training camp there has been a lot of buzz within the team about Jaron Brown and throughout the season in his limited playing opportunities, he continually reaffirmed that buzz with impressive, important catches to sustain crucial drives. With the absence of Larry Fitzgerald due to a knee injury, Jaron has now started his second game in as many weeks and this time we saw much more of the player who'd created all that buzz after a very disappointing first start in Seattle last week. While it wasn't enough to make a difference in the score on Sunday, Brown was one of the few bright spots for the team, using his big frame to haul 7 receptions with an impressive average (10.7 ypc) to boot. With questions still looming over Larry Fitzgerald's contract and what direction the team will go in in the off season, this is an important opportunity for the young wide receiver to show what he can do in this league.
2014 Week 14 vs KC (3 / 2 / 48 / 1 rec)
Building off of his strong showing last week in Atlanta, Jaron Brown made the most of his 3 targets on Sunday, hauling in 2 receptions including the game winning 26-yard touchdown. While Stanton will get most of the credit for placing a perfect ball over the top of the defender, it was Brown's move off the line of scrimmage, which won the play. Brown, lined up in the slot to Stanton's left, watched as his defender lined up directly over him in an attempt to press. Brown stutter-steps at the line and jabs hard at the inside position, opening the hips of his defender and preventing him from getting any jam at the line. Brown then immediately takes the outside of the route, sprinting up the seam and making a great catch for the team's winning touchdown. Often we look at how receivers are getting separation at the top of their routes, but here Brown establishes it almost as soon as he's broken off the line. Impressive footwork from the big and talented receiver.