AJ Brown was a Pro Bowl player in 2020. After being drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2019 out of Ole Miss, Brown burst onto the scene. He was named a Pro Bowler in 2020. After his rookie contract ran out, he was hoping to cash in.
The Titans had different ideas, though. The wide receiver market this offseason has seen some insane deals. Tennessee’s front office was not interested in paying that kind of money after Brown was slowed down by injuries in 2021.
Tennessee traded Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles last night during the first round of the NFL draft. The titans selected Treylon Burks with the pick they got in return. Burks is considered by many to be an equivalent player. AJ Brown told ESPN the trade would’ve never happened if the Titans had not low-balled him.
“I would have stayed if they offered me $22 million.
I wanted to stay, but the deal they offered was a low offer. The deal they offered wasn’t even $20 million a year.”
Now, AJ Brown will head to Philadelphia. The Eagles immediately signed Brown to a $25 million per year deal after the trade. He would have preferred to stay in Tennessee, but the move worked out better financially.
Time will tell if AJ can earn that lucrative contract. The Eagles will enter the next season with Jalen Hurts under center. If Brown can develop a quick rapport with Hurts, they could make for an explosive combination in the City of Brotherly Love.
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