I've posted this before, but feel the need to post it whenever a Browner topic gets started. I've got even MORE love for Browner now that my girlfriend got me a UNIQUE (Bootleg) Browner jersey for Christmas. I seriously have this grey (but not wolf grey) offshoot of the "Shadow" jersey sitting in my closet. I've gotta be honest, it's pretty sweet, despite what I thought it would look like before it arrived. I'll take some pictures of it and post them some time.http://seafense.blogspot.com/2012/10/some-love-for-brandon-browner.html
Browner's one of my absolute favorite Seahawks. He's sort of a Beast Mode-lite in my opinion, in that the attitude and physicality he plays with sort of sets the tone for the rest of the defense as Marshawn does for the offense. Now, he doesn't create the identity of the entire team like 'Shawn does so that's where the comparisons stop. I honestly don't think he'll be too tough to re-sign. He'll only be a restricted free agent next season and when he does become a UFA he'll be 30 years old. No spring chicken.
He'll probably be looking for his 1 (and most likely only) "big" contract in the NFL at that point. However, with his age, the odds of some teams throwing crazy money at him are kind of slim. Also, as much as I hate to entertain the possibility, it's certainly possible that his skills erode or decline by this point. At least somewhat. I hope not, but it's certainly possible. Regardless, he strikes me as the type of player that's infinitely more valuable to what Seattle's trying to do than mostly any other team in the league. Sure, the Jags could use him now since Gus Bradley might be trying to build a similar D in Jacksonville but that's about it. Big, physical corners still aren't the rage yet in the NFL although they certainly might be in 2 years time.
As far as the idea of moving him to SS is concerned, I actually love the idea and it's something I thought about after the playoff loss to the Falcons. I was kind of down on Kam after the 2 playoff games and I started thinking about the possibility of moving Kam to the WILL and Browner to SS. I think Browner would be an incredible presence at SS and wouldn't be surprised to see a move there during the later stages of his career. However, I don't see the Seahawks messing with a good thing right now and I can't blame them, so I doubt it ever happens.
The verdict? I'd venture that Browner gets a new deal next season, despite only being an RFA, that mirrors that of Clemons' this year. 3 years/21 million entering his age 30 season. Assuming he doesn't get hurt in the mean time, knock on wood.