A.J. Brown traded to Eagles, reportedly gets 4-year, $100M extension

Posted: 29/04/2022 in NFL
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The Tennessee Titans traded star wide receiver A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles for the No. 18 overall pick and a third-round selection (No. 101), the Eagles announced Thursday.

Brown received a four-year, $100-million extension that includes $57 million guaranteed, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The 24-year-old was entering the final year of his rookie contract and wanted a new deal from the Titans amid an exploding wide receiver market, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.

However, Brown – who skipped voluntary workouts – reportedly didn’t believe Tennessee’s offer was good enough and had cut off communication with the team.

The Titans repeatedly said they didn’t want to trade Brown amid speculation about his future this offseason. The AFC South club immediately used the No. 18 pick on a replacement for Brown, taking Arkansas standout Treylon Burks.

Brown will form one of the NFL’s most intimidating receiver duos with DeVonta Smith, who led the Eagles in catches (64), yards (916), and touchdowns (five) as a rookie in 2021.

Philadelphia was rumored to be targeting a wideout with one of its two first-round selections, but it instead gets one of the most established dynamic playmakers in the league.

Brown, a second-round pick in 2019, racked up 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns while averaging 16.2 yards per catch across his first three NFL seasons.

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