Here’s what I said about Ronnie Brown this offseason:
Really nice fit for the Eagles. Big back at 6’0, 230, that can run, catch, block, and be utilized in the Wildcat, which the Eagles like to mess around with from time to time. Brown reportedly had several offers that would have paid him more money than what the Eagles offered, but he wanted to play in Philly, and signed a very low 1 year, $1 million contract. Consider that Marion Barber signed a 2 year deal with the Bears worth $5 million, and Brown’s deal is an absolute steal.
Brown is known partly for his durability issues, although I was somewhat surprised to see that he has played in 76 of a possible 96 games (just shy of 80%) as a pro. If he can stay healthy, he’s a great backup option to LeSean McCoy. The Eagles also drafted Dion Lewis out of Pitt in the 5th round, and can now take their time letting him develop.
Oh, Ronnie Brown… you accidentally knocked my iPhone out of my hand in training camp, and you made the dumbest play I’ve ever seen an Eagle make in my 34 years on this planet. As Zoo with Roy put it: