Despite initially insinuating that A.J. Brown was not on the block, the Tennessee Titans ended up trading the Pro Bowler anyway. In exchange, the Titans got the rights to the 18th overall pick which they used to take in receiver, Treylon Burks.

The Philadelphia Eagles initially had their sights set on a receiver at the 2022 NFL Draft. They picked defensive tackle Jordan Davis before trading their 18th pick to acquire Brown.

Not long after that, the Eagles reportedly signed the Pro Bowler to a contract extension, a four-year deal worth $100 million, $57 million of which is guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported.

This developed despite Titans coach Mike Vrable alleging that Brown was not on the trading block some weeks ago. That would stick for as long as he was the coach of the NFL team.

However, it seemed clear that Brown wanted out. He was not attending the voluntary offseason program. According to Pro Football Talk, the 24-year-old was looking for long-term security which the Titans did not appear to be amenable to.

Brown was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has emerged as one of the better wideouts in football.

Last NFL season, Brown caught 63 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns. The performance was a bit off considering he exceeded 1,000 yards in the previous two seasons he was with the Titans.

In three seasons, has caught 185 passes for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns.

However, it should be noted that Brown missed four games last season on account of an injury.

The exit of Brown leaves a void in the Titan’s offense. With the Mississippi native now in Philly, Tennessee will turn to Robert Woods, Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill on offense.

As for Brown, he will now join forces with last year’s first-round choice, DeVonta Smith.

A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans
A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans Getty Images | Wesley Hitt

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