After news broke that the San Francisco 49ers agreed on a three-year, $71.6 million contract extension with WR Deebo Samuel, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown felt like it was time to take a swipe at his former team.
Brown, who received a four-year, $100 million extension when he was traded from the Tennessee Titans to Philadelphia, dismissed the notion that he was the problem in Tennessee:
Brown’s comments come after he faced waves of criticism from Titans fans throughout the offseason due to the ongoing contract dispute with the Tennessee Titans that ultimately led to him being traded on the night of the NFL Draft.
Brown established himself as one of the best young receivers in the NFL, recording over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons in the league. A chest injury limited him to 13 games in 2021, and he finished with 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns. The Titans, who had the best record in the AFC at 12-5, were 11-2 in the games Brown played.
Now with the Eagles, Brown is expected to have a similar impact on a team hoping to compete for a division title. The 25-year-old should see a ton of volume as the top target of young quarterback Jalen Hurts, and he should open up opportunities for second-year wideout DeVonta Smith.