A.J. Brown Tells Titans Fans That Eagles Trade Wasn't His Fault in Deleted Tweet

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIApril 29, 2022

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 22: Wide receiver A.J. Brown #11 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after catching a second quarter pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Nissan Stadium on January 22, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown in a draft-day trade and promptly gave him a four-year, $100 million extension, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Eagles are giving AJ Brown a 4-year, $100 million extension that includes $57 million guaranteed, per source.

Soon after the news broke, Brown posted a since-deleted tweet addressing Titans fans, per Paul Kuharsky of OutKick 360.

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Who deletes more tweets than A.J. Brown? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Titans</a> <br><br>He has to know by now we screenshot them, right? <a href="https://t.co/FsLdODpQWX">pic.twitter.com/FsLdODpQWX</a>

Brown played in Tennessee for three seasons and had 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns last year.

Brown later sent a follow-up tweet to Titans fans:

AJ Brown @1kalwaysopen_

I love y’all Tennessee 🤍

As far as why Brown is out of town, Titans general manager Jon Robinson offered an explanation in his post-round press conference:


Jon Robinson on negotiating with A.J. Brown: There was a lot of circumstances and thought that went into it. We've compensated guys in free agency but I come back to the gap that we had to bridge which was too far that we had to make for any progress. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Titans</a>

Brown had one year left on his rookie deal entering this season. Now he's getting a fat nine-figure contract a la superstar wideouts in the Las Vegas Raiders' Davante Adams and the Miami Dolphins' Tyreek Hill.

The Eagles' big win is a tough loss for the Titans, although they added reinforcements by selecting Arkansas wideout Treylon Burks with the No. 18 pick acquired from the Eagles. They also have the No. 35 overall selection and can double-dip at wideout if they so choose.