Since A.J. Brown was dealt to the Eagles, there’s been a narrative out of Tennessee that the wideout’s contract demands ultimately led to a trade. Brown is making it loud and clear that that wasn’t the case. During an appearance on NFL Network today, the Eagles wide receiver stated that he wasn’t a fan of how his stint with the Titans came to an end.
“You know, it’s a business, and I’m not upset about the trade or anything because it is a business or whatever,” Brown said (via NFL.com’s Kevin Patra). “But to be honest, I just didn’t appreciate how it all went down, and they just kind of blamed me for it. I’m man enough to say that, however people may take it. But I have no bad blood with Tennessee. I’m moving forward. I’m happy to be here. But (there are) a lot of things people don’t know about, and they’re just pointing fingers at me. But that’s OK.”
To review: Brown and the Titans had preliminary talks on an extension during the early parts of the offseason, but after a deal couldn’t be reached, it was reported that the wideout wouldn’t be participating in offseason programs. The Titans front office didn’t blink and suddenly traded him to Philly on Day 1 of the draft, ending the former second-round pick’s three-year tenure with the organization.
Following the trade, Brown was similarly critical of the Titans organization, noting that they never came close to offering him his asking price during negotiations. He also admitted that the Titans wouldn’t have even had to pony up and match the extension that he ultimately got from Philly (four years, $100MM), and he seemed to insinuate that it was Tennessee’s negotiation tactics that already resulted in a trade.
While Brown says he’s not upset about the trade, that hasn’t stopped him from talking about the Titans. He even recently took to Twitter to point out that fellow fourth-year wideouts Deebo Samuel, Terry McLaurin, and D.K. Metcalf all got their sizable extensions…but none of them were traded.
Now in Philadelphia, Brown will be looking to build a quick rapport with Jalen Hurts while guiding a WR room that also features DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Zach Pascal, and Jalen Reagor.
10 comments on “Eagles WR A.J. Brown Discusses Trade From Titans”
As a Titan fan , I appreciate what AJ did here in Nashville, but he just needs to go on about his business and help Eagles win and forget about how it ended here , we aren’t going to dwell on the past just look to the new season
Have you ever left a job because they wouldn’t give you a raise? Then you go to a new company and they started you out at what you were asking from the company you’d been with for several years? Maybe you haven’t but I have. It’s not talking trash to point out that you had to go elsewhere to get paid even though you were happy to be at previous company. Maybe even enjoyed working there. It’s no different dont act like because he makes a lot of money it shouldn’t bother him. He’s human. So forget what he said just go about your business and focus on your new WR.
Though I agree mostly here. What if I didn’t show up and was unable to do my job? And yet demanded more $? Cause the way I see it AJ was injury prone and his knee issues isn’t something I’d invest top dollar for.
For somebody who claims he’s “not upset” he’s done nothing but whine about it since he left town. He’s the quintessential entitled athlete who assumes no responsibility and just points fingers. Nobody’s missing his act in Nashville.
“I don’t believe on living in the past, I think the past is for cowards, you live in the past you die in the past.”
Happy to have brown in a eagles uniform and think he will have a huge impact. Got to say though he continues to beat this dead horse. Let it go.
I took the under for him at 1000.5 yds for the season since he has RB1 attempting to throw to him.
Totally disagree with your assessment. Hurts will blossom. Best offensive line in NFL. Top te. Two very dangerous wideouts,speed in Watkins,shifty running back in Sanders with ability to hit the end zone anytime. Hugely improved defense. Bad bet my friend.
Okay guys hear me out, You would think these teams who superstar players are disgruntled and want off the team. You would THINk they would trade that player to the jets. Reason: what is a better way for you take your revenge on a player that no longer wants to play for you then trading them to the Jets to get their career destroyed. I mean I would do that to someone that wants off me team. Why trade them to a great team where their Careers will continue to get stronger and stronger. This I don’t understand.
big AJB fan. He was great, when healthy, with my team. Hope he does well in Philly but the Titans do even better. This is the business of the NFL. Can’t fault JR for making the trade. Let’s go Titans!