Stevie Brown was coming into this season being labeled as just another no name safety trying to make a team; a player that could possibly make an impact on a play or two. Brown was drafted as the 251st pick (7th round) of the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders, coming out of Michigan. While at Michigan, it was clear Brown was a leader, becoming the captain of the Wolverines in his senior year. And in that season, he led the team in tackles, moving to the outside linebacker position. Before that, he played safety in his junior year. Ultimately, he was way more comfortable at safety, quickly shifting back to his original position after he was drafted by the Raiders.
In 2010 with the Raiders, he had 30 total tackles for the entire season. His highest total for one game was five, where he also had a pass deflection. There was obviously nothing glaring about his stats, so he was later cut before the 2011 season began. Thankfully for his sake, the Panthers picked him up a few days later. However, he didn’t impress the Panthers at all, getting cut three days after he was picked up. Then the Colts came along. They had nothing to lose. They were a horrible team, and they knew it.
Brown wasn’t even given a chance with the Colts, even with their team getting brutally beaten every week. Five total tackles for Brown on the season, only appearing in about half of them.