When Trent Brown re-signed with the Patriots this offseason, the crew included an fascinating bonus to assist encourage the offensive deal with.
The Patriots included $1.5 million ($750,000 every season) in bonuses tied to Brown’s weight within the two-year, $22 million contract he signed in March. While the 385 and 375-pound weight goals Brown had to meet over the offseason may appear simple, the veteran has struggled along with his weight in recent times. The 6-foot-8 Brown reportedly saw his weight go up to 400 pounds throughout the 2020 season whereas enjoying with the Raiders.
With a lot of cash on the road, Brown seemed noticeably slimmer throughout the first two weeks of Patriots coaching camp. He revealed to GQ’s Christopher Carson that he switched to a strict pescatarian diet over the offseason, which has helped him lose 20 kilos from the 380 kilos he beforehand weighed.
Brown instructed Carson that the diet change wasn’t too troublesome as a result of he’s eaten meals that matches inside a pescatarian diet since he entered the league in 2015.
“I just had to cut some other things out,” Brown stated. “Instead of having bacon or sausage at breakfast—when I do eat breakfast—it would probably be a piece of salmon or striped bass with my spinach scramble. It was really a pretty smooth transition. That’s probably why I’m tired of eating salmon now. I’ve been eating salmon and stir fry every day for [expletive] seven years.”
In addition to going full pescatarian, Brown instructed Carson that he drinks a inexperienced juice for breakfast and two gallons of water every single day. He credited the excessive quantity of water he drinks to assist suppress his urge for food.
Brown additionally stated that there’s some stress to hold his weight down due to the incentives. However, he feels assured in sticking to his routine.
With the common season approaching, Brown stated instructed Carson his calf is feeling good after lacking the higher a part of 9 video games final season due to a calf damage. The weight loss additionally has him feeling totally different and he has a purpose to attain by the tip of the preseason.
“I think dropping 20 pounds definitely goes a long way as far as mobility and helping the way my body moves,” Brown stated. “I’ve always been an explosive guy, but I feel like I’m that much quicker and lighter on my feet now. My cardiovascular health is definitely better with just not carrying the extra 20 pounds around. By the end of camp I hope to be at around 355. That would be great—it will give myself some leeway between my weight goal and their weight goal for me, so I won’t have to be strict as hell on myself throughout the season.”
The first $300,000 in bonuses tied to Brown’s weight got here throughout the offseason. Brown had to weigh 385 kilos or much less on the primary day of the crew’s offseason program to earn $150,000. He had to weigh underneath 375 kilos on June 1 and underneath 365 kilos on July 15 to earn an additional $150,000.
Brown can earn $25,000 every week throughout the common season if he weighs underneath 365 kilos, which might go up to $425,000 if he meets it each week.
In an interview with the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian on Thursday, Brown stated he “definitely put in the work during the offseason, so I’m expecting to reap the benefits.”
“I still feel like I’m the best tackle to play this game, and I feel like I can be one of the best to ever play. I’m out to prove it,” Brown stated. “So here we go. Day by day. Brick by brick.”
“I approached each day of this offseason, wanting to come in and be the player I know I can be,” Brown added. “I know I have a responsibility leading this team. That’s how I’m approaching each day. I think everyone is appreciative of that. I’m appreciative of everyone around me that’s working just as hard to help steer this bus in the right direction.”
Despite his weight issues and calf damage, Brown had a robust 2021 season. He allowed only one sack over the 489 snaps he performed. Pro Football Focus gave Brown a 78.7 general grade and an 81.2 pass-blocking grade, which might’ve ranked twenty first and thirteenth, respectively, if he performed sufficient snaps to qualify final season.
Brown completely performed proper deal with final season however is switching again to left deal with, the place he performed throughout the Patriots’ 2018 Super Bowl-winning season.
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