When Trent Brown re-signed with the Patriots this offseason, the team included an interesting bonus to help motivate offensive tackles.
The Patriots included $1.5 million in weight-related bonuses for Brown ($750,000 each season) in the two-year, $22 million contract Brown signed in March. His 385-pound and his 375-pound weight goals that Brown had to hit in the offseason may seem easy, but the veteran has struggled with weight in recent years. 6 feet 8 inches brown His weight reportedly increased to 400 pounds During the 2020 season playing for the Raiders.
In the first two weeks of Patriots training camp, Brown gambled big and looked noticeably slimmer.he Revealed to GQ’s Christopher Carson He switched to a strict pescatarian diet during the offseason, which he said helped him lose 20 pounds from his previous weight of 380 pounds.
Brown told Carson that since joining the league in 2015, he’s been eating foods that go well with a pescatarian diet, so the diet change wasn’t too difficult.
“We had to cut out other things,” Brown said. “Instead of having bacon or sausage for breakfast, when I have breakfast I will probably have salmon or striped bass with scrambled spinach. I’m bored.I eat salmon and fried food every day. [expletive] 7 years. “
In addition to becoming a full pescatarian, Brown told Carson that he drinks green juice and two gallons of water for breakfast every day. I believe.
Brown also said there is pressure to keep the weight off because of the incentives.
As the regular season approached, Brown told Carson his calf felt good after missing most of his nine games last season due to a calf injury. I have a goal to achieve by the end.
“As far as mobility and helping my body move, I definitely think dropping 20 pounds would go a long way,” Brown said. My cardiovascular health has definitely improved just by not carrying around an extra 20 pounds. I hope to be around 355 by the end of camp. That’s great, so there’s room between my target weight and their target weight. Season.”
Brown’s first weight-related $300,000 bonus came during the offseason. For Brown to earn his $150,000, he had to weigh no more than 385 pounds on the first day of his program in the team’s offseason. On June 1st he had to weigh under 375 pounds and on July 15th he had to weigh under 365 pounds to earn another $150,000.
Brown can make $25,000 every week during the regular season if he weighs less than 365 pounds.
of interview with boston heraldKaren Greggian on ThursdayBrown said, “I definitely did some work during the offseason, so I’m hoping to reap the benefits of that.”
“I still feel like I’m the best tackle to play this game and I feel like I can be one of the best tackles ever. I’m trying to prove it,” Brown said. Said. “Then let’s go. Day by day. Brick by brick.
“I wanted to be close to every day of this offseason and be the player that I know I can do,” Brown added. “I know I have a responsibility to lead this team. That’s what I think about every day, and I think everyone appreciates it, and I’m grateful to everyone around me who’s working so hard to keep this bus going in the right direction. ”
Despite weight concerns and a calf injury, Brown had a strong 2021 season. In his 489 snaps he played, he allowed only one his sack. Professional Football He Focus gave Brown an overall rating of 78.7 and a pass his blocking rating of 81.2. This means that had he played enough snaps to qualify last season, he would have been ranked 21st and he would have been ranked 13th, respectively.
After playing only right tackle last season, Brown is back at left tackle, where he played during the Patriots’ 2018 Super Bowl-winning season.
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