NASHVILLE – Jayon Brown has a new hairdo, courtesy of a European vacation earlier this offseason.
But his mindset with the Titans is the same.
"I hold myself to high standards," said Brown, who dyed his hair blue during a stop in Amsterdam. "I want to be the best at what I do."
A fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Brown is coming off another productive season as inside linebacker with the Titans.
In 2019, Brown finished with 117 tackles, seven quarterback pressures, a sack, and an interception, along with four tackles for a loss. He also picked up a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown in a win at Oakland.
In 2018, Brown racked up 107 tackles with six sacks and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown against the Colts.
In three NFL seasons, Brown has 291 tackles with 8.5 sacks, 31 QB pressures, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, along with 12 tackles for a loss.
Aside from his European vacation in the pre-COVID-19 days, Brown said he spent most of his offseason training in Nashville, "getting faster, stronger, and working on my conditioning."
"Every year when I enter a new year, I want to improve on everything I did good on, and things I didn't do so good on, every year I want to become a more complete player for myself," Brown said. "I want to improve on everything across the board that I can improve on."
Brown, who began training camp on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list, is back on the active roster and working with his teammates.
And he's excited to be back on the field, preparing for the 2020 season.
"Any time when you step on the field with these guys, and the coaches, it just brings a normal feeling in here, and I just forget about everything that is going on in the outside world," Brown said. "It is a blessing to be able to play this game with my teammates and with these coaches, and to have football back."
As for the new hairstyle, Brown described the color as "turquoise at this point."
"It (started) off darker blue, and fades into this after a few washes," Brown said with a smile during a video conference call on Wednesday. "We'll see how long this lasts, but this is what it is right now."
Titans Online looks back at linebacker Jayon Brown's 2019 season (Photos: Donald Page)