PHILADELPHIA – Receiver A.J. BrownHe was called to his trade in the Tennessee TitansThe Philadelphia EaglesAt his Monday news conference, he called it “bittersweet”.
He said, “I have built relationships with many good friends over the past three years and it's been tough to let it go. “But I'm also excited about being an Eagle and to be part of a great organisation.”
ESPN's Turron Danport reported that Brown requested to be traded to Titans. This was after both sides failed to reach an agreement on a new contract extension. Brown refused to comment Monday, stating that he prefers to look forward rather than back.
Brown was purchased by the Eagles in 2022 NFL draft as a first-round and third-round pick. The Eagles then signed a four year, $100 million contract with $57 million guaranteed money.
Ask him how he felt after seeing other notable receivers such as Davante Adams Tyreek HillBrown explained that while he could not get any work done with the Titans, he received lucrative pay days this offseason. That's all.
Brown said that he is “nothing but good will” towards the Titans.
He said, “They believed in my abilities, and they drafted me.” They got me my career started.
The presence of Jalen Hurtsfor the Eagles. Brown and Hurts are good friends going back to high school when Hurts recruited Brown to join them. Alabama. Brown chose Ole MissHowever, Hurts' recruitment efforts proved to be more successful the second time around.
Hurts attended Brown’s daughter’s birthday one week prior to the draft. They exercised together and Hurts informed Brown during the on-field session that he would trade for the Eagles.
Hurts put “bug in” [the Eagles']Brown described Brown as having “ear” leading up to the draft and lobbying both Brown and the team to make it happen, even though they were working against the clock on Thursday.
Brown said, “I'm excited to play alongside him.” “We joked about this, but it never became a reality.
Brown caught 63 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns last season. In each of his first two seasons, Brown surpassed 1,000 yards receiving. In 2020, he had a 70-catch campaign for 1,075 yards and he threw in a career-high 11 TDs.
Brown stated that he was one of the most respected players in the league, when asked about his thoughts on the new contract and the trade. “I am confident in my game and what I bring to it. “I'm glad that the Eagles believed and supported me.”