The one free agency move that the Jacksonville Jaguars made that flew mostly under the radar was the signing of former Indianapolis Colts safety Sergio Brown.
The sixth-year pro from Notre Dame is still only 26 years old and still has plenty of upside left.
We asked Colts Blitz publisher Phillip Wilson what he thought about Brown and what he brings to the Jaguars.
Sergio Brown is energy, first and foremost. When he moved into the starting role last season, the concern was about how he would keep his emotions in check because he gets so excited on the field. He handled himself well. He’s better in pass coverage than at supporting the run. He actually did a decent job on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, so he can cover. He might be even better at special teams, without question the best guy the Colts have had in kick coverage in recent years. Jaguars should definitely use him as a gunner.
The Jaguars had one of the worst safety tandem's in the NFL last season as Josh Evans was a major liability all over the football field. An upgrade was necessary and the Jaguars made that upgrade.
“I’m definitely ready,” Brown said. “After five years of scrapping so hard it’s kind of cool to be able to get some respect and play from a different point of view: instead of fighting, fighting, fighting to be the guy who can help other guys … I can’t wait to get out there.”
The Jaguars became a little better, not only on defense but on special teams.
Sergio Brown Should Help In Two Areas
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