NASHVILLE (Tenn.) — The rate of productive pass-catchers has been significantly lowered by the influx of wide receiver contracts.
TheWe weren't willing to pay the most for this product. So they traded him to them. Whom promptly In March, he was named the highest-paid NFL receiver.
Then,All-Pro receiver A four-year extension of the $104 million contract was agreed with $70 Million guaranteed.
The receiver market explosion began in March, right after theSigning former clients sets the tone Receiver A four-year deal worth $72 Million with $37,000,000 guaranteed.
FormerReceiver A trade was made to the He signed a 5-year contract worth $141.25 Million.
As they say, “Yesterday is not today”
It's certainly true for theTheir dynamic playmaker . Fourth-year receiver, who has at least 1,000 yards receiving in two seasons, has led the Titans in receiving yards, touchdowns and receptions the last three seasons.
Brown has 24 touchdowns and an average of 16.2 yards per reception during that stretch. This ranks Brown eighth and third among all NFL pass-catchers.
Tennessee finished last season 12-5. Brown was 11-2 in the games Brown suited up. He is clearly a key part of Tennessee's offense.
He now wants to be compensated accordingly.
AsBrown will not be reporting for the voluntary offseason workouts because he is looking for a new contract. Receiver And Broaden your reach In the hope of securing new deals, they are not required to report for the voluntary part.
Brown responded by responding to Titans fans via social media that they were not reporting for voluntary exercises.
“I’m a diva and a bad teammate all of sudden, lol ok,” Brown said on TwitterMonday
Brown's teammates don't mind Brown being absent at the start of voluntary exercise. This is especially true for safety.Last year, was one of the team's captains.
Byard stated Monday that “these things all work out themselves.” “If you’re talking about A.J., A.J. One of the most talented receivers in the league. Obviously, [coach Mike]Vrabel [general manager] Jon [Robinson]I talked with him about being here. So, I don't worry about A.J. not coming in, being in shape, coming here ready to produce and being the same type of guy he’s always been.”
You are worthy of all that God has for you! You have never been a negative person or a bad teammate!
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Brown isn’t the only one who won’t be at St. Thomas Sports Park to start the offseason program.
Vrabel was not at the facility Monday due to some medical issue, Byard said. When asked about developing chemistry, Vrabel replied that he wasn't there Monday because he had something.Signed tight end He said that he will let his quarterback spend some time away from the facility with his family while he learns the operation of the Titans facility.
Not reporting for voluntary training is not a problem. This isn't the first time that a Titans player has not reported for voluntary workouts in recent years.
Left tackle2018: Did not participate in any mandatory minicamps or voluntary exercises. It's safe for us to say that this situation was resolved. Lewan went to training camp in that year, and he signed a $80 million contract for five years.
Brown's extension will be granted in due course. Brown should be here in Nashville for the foreseeable future, according to the Titans. The Titans were in preliminary talks to Brown's camp in March about a deal, but they turned their attention to free agency.
“Right now, we are just trying to get through this free-agency period, seeing where we’ve landed cap-wise,” Robinson said on the team site. “A.J. “A.J. He’s a great teammate, he works hard, he’s about what we’re about. A.J. A.J. A Titan. And that’s part of our goal this offseason, or whenever that manifests itself, to come to an agreement to keep him around.”
The Titans would be well served if Brown was signed to a contract as soon as possible. Brown, McLaurin Samuel andReceiver As they enter the last year of their rookie contracts, they are among the most talented receivers in the 2019 draft. The player who signs the first deal will be the one to set the bar for all others.
Tory Dandy represents Brown, Metcalf and Samuel. Dandy was active early in free agency, on the receivers market. He signed a deal for $60 million over three years, with $40 Million guaranteed.Broaden your reach A three-year, $60 Million contract extension Receiver .
These deals are a bargain when compared to Kirk's deal with the Jaguars a week later. Brown will only continue to rise in the market, so the Titans must act quickly to make a deal with Brown.