After seeing several key players depart this offseason, the Tennessee Titans were finally able to keep one of their own, as the team will be bringing back Jayon Brown on a one-year deal.
The deal will pay Brown $5.25 million, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, who also notes that the UCLA product turned down other offers.
That price is far below his estimated market value of $11 million per. At this price, the Titans have hit a home run with this re-signing and now have one less hole to fill in the process.
On the surface, it would appear Brown’s value wasn’t as strong as expected, which could be a result of his 2020 campaign ending early due to injury in what was a contract year for him.
Since being taken by the Titans in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft, Brown has become a vital piece to the team’s defense and has developed into one of the best coverage linebackers in the NFL.
There was one common thread from the reactions on Twitter: this is a great deal for the Titans.
THE BBBOOOOOOOYYYwelcome back brother! @JayonBrown12
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) March 18, 2021
— Jeffery Simmons (@GrindSimmons94) March 17, 2021
Can confirm that Jayon Brown has signed to return to the #Titans. Looks like the market made it more possible for him to be back. The deal is one year, up to $5.25 million. Titans get a very good player on a solid, team-friendly deal.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) March 17, 2021
HES BACK!!! AND FOR ONLY 5.25M!! JAYON BROWN WELCOME BACK !!! https://t.co/S8jmrjpodO
— Titan Anderson (@TitanAnderson1) March 17, 2021
Really surprised Jayon Brown could not get a better offer
— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 17, 2021
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) March 17, 2021
Jayon brown for 5 million lol yes please
— G (@gee_dubbb) March 17, 2021
5 Mil for Jayon Brown is unbelievable value. That may be the first true “Take a cheap one year deal and cash in next year” contract.
— Marcus Whitman (@TFG_Football) March 17, 2021
Jayon Brown is back for 2021, I wonder if there is any chance for a deal between the Falcons and Titans for Rashaan Evans.
Pees has always had a thumper in the middle and he got a lot out of Evans in 2019. If it doesn’t work out he is a free agent after next season.
— This is fine, everything is fine (@jlomas72) March 17, 2021
Harold Landry, Bud Dupree, Denico Autrey, Jeffrey Simmons, Jayon Brown, David Long Jr., Rashaan Evans
Front-seven looking niiiiiiiiiiicccceeeee #Titans
— Vitale Talks (@TalksVitale) March 17, 2021
— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) March 17, 2021