Seahawks’ bolster offensive line by signing C Evan Brown as Austin Blythe’s replacement

Any football team’s success depends heavily on its offensive line, and therefore Seahawks’ acquisition of Evan Brown is a positive move as they continue to strengthen their line and prepare for the upcoming NFL season.

Seahawks Sign C Evan Brown

Brown, an undrafted free agent out of SMU, signed with the New York Giants in 2018 and became the third Lions free agent to reach a deal with another team, joining DeShon Elliott and Jamaal Williams in this free-agent period.

Will Evan Brown be the Seahawks’ center of choice?

The decision to sign with Evans was anticipated because Seattle is very interested in him now that Austin Blythe, a key member of the Seahawk’s offensive line last season, has left. The Seahawks required a replacement after he left who could step in and take his place. Finally, on Monday, they decided that Vamp would be the best replacement for Austin.

The GM and the coach are aware of the versatility of 26-year-olds and his ability to play both the center and the guard positions. John had previously mentioned adding Evans to their roster, even though the discussion was ongoing.

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“With Evan Brown, it was really cool. We had our free agent meetings at the end of December/early-January, and he was the guy that really stood out [our scouts] were really focused on,” Schneider remarked. “This is a guy that he’s been playing guard, but ideally he’s a center… So he can play both, but he’s really truly a center. It was pretty cool to be able to identify that guy and kind of watch the process go,” the general manager of the Seahawks remarked.

The Seahawks believe that the 26-year-old Evan will be the best center for their team, and he himself wants to play for them in that position. Last season, the center played almost exclusively at right guard for the Lions, but in 2021, he took 755 snaps at center and started 12 games for Detroit.

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“I was looking for an opportunity to compete for a starting job at the center. After speaking with coach (Pete) Carroll and (Andy) Dickerson, Seattle seemed like a good fit for me,” Evan stated after signing.

Brown was a key member of Lion’s offensive line the past two seasons after spending the 2020 season in Detroit. The Seattle Seahawks already bolstered their squad by signing Bobby Wagner and Jurran Reed (linebacker), Dre’Mont Jones (defensive end), Julian Love (safety), Drew Lock, and Geno Smith (quarterback), per ESPN.

At this point, it will be interesting to see if EB can fulfill the Seawhaks’ goal of having him as a strong offensive line addition.


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