It's no exaggeration to say that Brandon Browner is a divisive figure among Seattle Seahawks fans. There are those who are willing to forgive his struggles with penalties and deep routes for his intimidating presence in the short- to mid-range passing game, and then there are those who think he's more trouble than he's worth. What he's worth, at least financially, to the Seahawks is not very much:
Brandon Browner's 1-year contract with #Seahawks is a $760K minimum salary benefit deal with an injury split and $0 guaranteed. Work cut out— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 21, 2016
It serves to underline what a bad 2015 season Browner had that he's only one year removed from signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, and now has to fight for a spot on the Seahawks' roster. Still, back in 2012, Browner helped put the boom in what was otherwise just a talented secondary, and it's clear that there's a lot of goodwill between him and the Seattle organization. Richard Sherman, especially, is a friend and advocate of Browner's. However, as evidenced by the details of his new contract, Browner has a lot of work to do in order to make this year's 53-man roster.
But don't count Browner out just yet. This is, after all, a man who made a successful NFL career for himself despite playing for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders from 2007 - 2010. And even if Browner doesn't make the team, we'll always remember fondly that one catch Wes Welker wishes he could forget.