Brown might just be a right tackle, but he played very well down the stretch last year in his first year back from major hip surgery and he’s a former left tackle, so if he continues to improve back from that injury, he could easily be one of the top right tackles in the league or move over to left if Trent Williams doesn’t pan out. Jammal Brown’s deal (5 years 27.5 million) is right in line with that Tyson Clabo got from Atlanta (5 years 27 million) and what the Chargers overpaid Jeromey Clary (4 years 20 million) so I’d say it’s fair.
The Redskins have been spending a lot of money this offseason (what else is new), but they’ve been making some smart signings. Brown, Santana Moss, Barry Cofield, Josh Wilson, Chris Chester, OJ Atogwe, and Stephen Bowen will all probably start for this team next year. That’s a nice haul and very few of them were overpaid. However, their quarterback is still John Beck so they’re not going very far or anything this season.