The Seattle Seahawks have signed left tackle Duane Brown to a contract extension, per Ian Rapoport.
The #Seahawks and LT Duane Brown have agreed to terms on a contract extension, source said. They had been working on it for weeks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2018
The details, per Adam Schefter:
Seahawks gave OT Duane Brown a three-year, $36.5 million extension, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2018
The Seahawks acquired Brown from the Houston Texans during the 2017 season, finally solidifying the left tackle position about one and a half years after losing Russell Okung to free agency. Brown was set to enter the final year of his deal and had heldout from the Texans for half of last season. He reported to camp and wasn’t publicly complaining about his contract, and that sounds like it was because Seattle had been talking to him about it for some time.
Brown’s APY of $12.1 million would rank sixth among left tackles, well behind the $15.5 APY of leader Nate Solder. He’s slotted between the $12 million of David Bakhtiari, Eric Fisher, and Cordy Glenn, and the $12.2 million of Tyron Smith. What really matters is how much Brown is making in 2019 and 2020, which apparently Seattle is comfortable with, whatever it turns out to be.
Brown turns 33 this year but tackles have been known to play well into their mid-to-late 30s. Current LA Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is 36 and will turn 37 in December, without many people concerned about his age for this season.
There are no updates to be made about the holdout of Earl Thomas, who is asking for a contract extension of his own.