Since the start of every New England Championship game in the 2018 season Trent Brown suffered a series of injuries that limited him.
Although he only played 11 games for the Raiders in 2019, Brown was a professional bowler. Then he played just five games in 2020.
Las Vegas traded him back to New England in March 2021 and Brown ended up playing nine games for his former club.
Brown’s contract with the Patriots includes significant incentives. Although he is listed at 380 pounds on the team’s roster, he said in an interview Boston Herald that he lost weight to 355 – and not only because of the money.
“I still feel like I’m the best player in this game and I feel like I can be one of the best people to ever play. I’m going to prove it,” Brown said via Karen Gureghyan of Boston Herald. “So let’s go. Day after day. Brick by brick.”
“I approached every day of this offseason wanting to come in and be the player that I can be,” Brown added. “I know that I am responsible for leading this team. That’s how I get closer every day. I think everyone appreciates it. I am grateful to everyone around me who is working just as hard to help steer this bus in the right direction.”
Brown, who turned 29 in April, began his career as a 49ers seventh-round pick in 2015. Over the past seven seasons, he has played 69 games. But even as a Super Bowl champion, he has a few unfulfilled goals.
“I seem to have a good history in my eight years [in the league]. I’m quite successful, but not as successful as I’d like to be,” Brown said. “There are still some accolades that I would like to receive and receive.
“I definitely worked in the off-season so I expect to reap the rewards. … It’s all about attention to detail and taking care of your body.”