A.J. Brown shares why he didn’t appreciate how his trade unfolded
A.J. Brown may have moved on physically, but his frustration with being traded from the Tennessee Titans remains.
Brown claims not to have any bad blood for his former team, but claims that they continue to “point fingers at me”.
“You know, it’s a business, and I’m not upset about the trade or anything because it is a business or whatever,” Brown said, per Pro Football Talk. “But to be honest, I just didn’t appreciate how it all went down, and they just kind of blamed me for it. I’m man enough to say that, however people may take it.”
The fourth-year wide receiver was traded from the Titans to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 NFL Draft. Tennessee received the No. 18 pick in the draft and selected wide receiver Treylon Burks.
Brown received a four-year, $100 million contract ($57 million guaranteed) from the Eagles. His contract was similar to the deals that fellow Class of 2019 wide receivers Deebo Samuel, D.K. Melcalf and Terry McLaurin signed over the past few weeks.
Basically all 4 of us got the same contract and I’m the only one got traded… yeah keep believing it was me . Anywho Go Birds 🦅 #CarryOn
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) August 1, 2022
Brown had 185 catches for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns in 3 seasons with the Titans. He was a second-round selection (51st overall) by the team in the 2019 NFL Draft.