The Seahawks didn’t win back-to-back Super Bowl championships, but one of their former players did.
Cornerback Brandon Browner jumped from Seattle to New England as a free agent, and Browner’s Patriots beat his former team in the Super Bowl. On Thursday, he received his ring, with a letter from owner Robert Kraft, and a handwritten note. Browner posted a picture of the letter on social media.
“Thank you for your contribution to this championship team and great service to our franchise,” the typewritten letter said.
Says the handwritten addition from Kraft: “I’m truly sorry you left us -- you were one of my favorites in the locker room!”
Browner, who still doesn’t get the credit he deserves from keeping Seahawks receiver Jermaine Kearse from executing a rub/pick on Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler, also posted a photo of his pair of championship rings. That prompted his new team, the Saints, to state the obvious in response: The goal is to get Browner three rings in a row.
As to the note from Kraft, it’s a good thing Browner didn’t sign with the Jets. Otherwise, there could be another tampering charge, like the one made when Kraft spoke publicly about his sadness that cornerback Darrelle Revis chose New York over New England.
Speaking of Revis, it’s unknown whether he got a handwritten note from Kraft. Or what it may have said.