Duane Anthony Brown is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He wears the number jersey 36.
He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Brown has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.
After graduation from high school, Brown attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, where he played for Frank Beamer’s Hokies. He redshirted as a true freshman (2003), then played in all thirteen games in 2004 and caught his first collegiate pass against the Western Michigan Broncos which went for a touchdown.
In 2005, he moved from tight end to offensive tackle, where he started every game and played in 673 offensive snaps during the regular season. On October 30, 2017, Brown was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane and two draft picks (a 2018 fifth round and a 2019-second round).
However, the following day it was reported Lane had failed his physical and would no longer be part of the trade; instead, the Seahawks would send a third-rounder in 2018 (Martinas Rankin) and a second-rounder in 2019 in exchange for Brown and a 2018 fifth-round pick. On January 23, 2018, Brown was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, replacing Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson.
On July 28, 2018, Brown signed a three-year, $36.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks, keeping him under contract through the 2021 season. He was named second-team All-Pro for the 2018 season and later named to the 2020 Pro Bowl.
On August 15, 2022, Brown signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the New York Jets. He was signed in order to replace Mekhi Becton after he suffered a knee injury and was placed on an injured reserve.