A.J. Brown: I’m glad the Eagles believe I’m one of the top guys in the league

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The Eagles traded a first-round pick for A.J. Brown and gave him a four-year, $100 million contract extension, and Brown says he appreciates the show of confidence in him.

“I’m one of the top guys in the league. I’m confident in how I play, what I bring to the table. I’m glad the Eagles believed in me,” Brown said.

The Titans were unwilling to give Brown that kind of contract, and Brown said that as he saw other top receivers get big contracts before him, he wanted the Titans or some other team to show they value him.

“I wanted my work to be appreciated,” Brown said.

The Eagles appreciate what Brown can bring to their offense, and they backed that up with $100 million.

22 responses to “A.J. Brown: I’m glad the Eagles believe I’m one of the top guys in the league

  1. Great to see ho highly you think of yourself. Now shut up and earn it.

  2. Brown is good but not Elite. He is overpaid. The Charlie Kirk contract really screwed up the market for receivers

  3. A team acquiring a free agent, and a boat owner often have something in common. The two happiest days are the day you make the purchase, and the day you sell it.

  4. AJ Brown is a very good WR with elite playmaking ability.

    But what sets the truly elite WRs apart isn’t just their talent but their consistency: the top WRs are highly productive week in and week out…not just 8-10 games per season.

    Truly elite WRs rarely have a game where they’re held to only 30-40 yards on just 3-4 catches; AJB has games like that on a fairly regular basis.

    The Eagles gave up a lot to get him are paying him like an elite WR; he’d better start producing like one.

  5. AJ Brown is a talented WR for sure, big and dependable as anyone. Youth is still on his side. Yet, I cannot help but think back to another guy who he reminds me of for several reasons. Every time I think about this recent trade, an image of Alshon Jeffery pops into my mind. He (Alshon) had two stellar seasons, but them a litany of injuries kept him in and out of action, and his abilities eroded over that time. AJ Brown seems to have ongoing knee troubles, as any sharp observer can spot during games. He had surgery on both knees in 2021, and gave a big thumbs-up on social media. As a fan of the player, I hope he is all good, and goes on to have many more productive years, yet my gut says that may not be the way this goes. I guess time will tell, but I don’t know if I would have paid that steep a price for this particular player.

  6. Anyone who actually believes that the Eagles traded up for Jordan Davis is a Howie worshipper. He traded up for Williams and out of left field, to every analyst’s surprise, the Lions moved up and snatched him right out of Howie’s clutches. Brown was a fall back option. For two weeks all Howie talked about was teaming up Smith and Williams. I’m sure Howie is not super thrilled to blow 25M in cap space per year for a guy with recurring troublesome hamstrings. And on that note…why would you use your 1st round pick on a 2-down lineman (when you already have Cox and Hargreaves) when your biggest need was secondary and Kyle Hamilton was there for the taking?

  7. What’s it matter if you have a QB who tucks and runs when he even sniffs pressure? Brown is going to be furious with Jalen Hurts by mid-season!

  8. You might be good. Your QB is a running back through and through. You will get a rude awakening on how pitiful he truly is. You’ll be lucky to get half the chances to catch a pass as you are used to.

  9. He is more of a #2 but being paid as a #1 and now costs a draft pick as well.

    Poor value.

  10. demboys says:
    May 3, 2022 at 9:43 am
    Anyone who actually believes that the Eagles traded up for Jordan Davis is a Howie worshipper. He traded up for Williams and out of left field, to every analyst’s surprise, the Lions moved up and snatched him right out of Howie’s clutches. Brown was a fall back option. For two weeks all Howie talked about was teaming up Smith and Williams. I’m sure Howie is not super thrilled to blow 25M in cap space per year for a guy with recurring troublesome hamstrings. And on that note…why would you use your 1st round pick on a 2-down lineman (when you already have Cox and Hargreaves) when your biggest need was secondary and Kyle Hamilton was there for the taking?

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    This is incorrect. It’s well known throughout the NFL that teams agree on trade compensation for different picks – especially in the first round – prior to the start of the draft and make the call after a desired player lands at that spot. In short, while the Eagles may have desired Williams more than Davis (debatable and we’ll never know), the Eagles/Texans wouldn’t have made the trade if the Eagles didn’t want Davis. Furthermore, it was widely reported that compensation for the AJ Brown trade was agreed upon Thursday afternoon and would be completed if the Eagles and Brown could agree on a contract and the board fell the right way. It’s just how the first round works…

  11. He’s the best young WR in the league and is moving into his prime years. The trade is a no brainer for the Eagles. The deal, however, reflects the insanity that is the current WR market.

  12. Didn’t even know who this guy was until the draft but Iam already tired of hearing about him!

  13. z0inks says:
    May 3, 2022 at 8:54 am
    AJ Brown is a very good WR with elite playmaking ability.

    But what sets the truly elite WRs apart isn’t just their talent but their consistency: the top WRs are highly productive week in and week out…not just 8-10 games per season.

    Truly elite WRs rarely have a game where they’re held to only 30-40 yards on just 3-4 catches; AJB has games like that on a fairly regular basis.

    The Eagles gave up a lot to get him are paying him like an elite WR; he’d better start producing like one
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    You’re completely ignoring the fact that Tennessee is a running team. Big difference when youre airing out the ball 50 times a game.

  14. Robert Chandler says:
    May 3, 2022 at 9:14 am
    AJ Brown is a talented WR for sure, big and dependable as anyone. Youth is still on his side. Yet, I cannot help but think back to another guy who he reminds me of for several reasons. Every time I think about this recent trade, an image of Alshon Jeffery pops into my mind. He (Alshon) had two stellar seasons, but them a litany of injuries kept him in and out of action, and his abilities eroded over that time. AJ Brown seems to have ongoing knee troubles, as any sharp observer can spot during games. He had surgery on both knees in 2021, and gave a big thumbs-up on social media. As a fan of the player, I hope he is all good, and goes on to have many more productive years, yet my gut says that may not be the way this goes. I guess time will tell, but I don’t know if I would have paid that steep a price for this particular player
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    Aj brown and alshon are nowhere near a comparison. And getting your knee cleaned out is a lot different than say, an acl.

  15. justmyopinion says:
    May 3, 2022 at 6:19 am
    Great to see ho highly you think of yourself. Now shut up and earn it
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    Yes, as opposed to all the NFL players who constantly doubt themselves?? I’d say 99% of nfl players think highly of thselves.

  16. There are a ton of red flags here. Philly is a tough market to play within and Brown likes to be vocal on social media, and based on the past couple years, he’s on the immature side. He also has gone through some mental health issues, and those should be taken seriously. It’s also a lot different playing for $25m per year than $4.5m. The expectations will be tremendously more. He also must compete for touches with another dynamic first round receiver, in DeVonta Smith, which could go well or not so well. Not so well if his production is less and he’s making far more. Then you have the quarterback concerns with Jalen Hurts, who has accuracy and arm strength issues, and tends to run frequently. There’s simply so many things that could go wrong here. Very wrong.

  17. demboys says:
    May 3, 2022 at 9:43 am
    Anyone who actually believes that the Eagles traded up for Jordan Davis is a Howie worshipper.
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    yeah, Two things..
    A: The teams are notified as soon as a pick is made. The Eagles knew he was off the board before they traded up.
    B: The AJ Brown contract was drafted up the day before. They knew almost 24 hours before the draft they were going to be trading for AJ.
    So, nice try.

  18. Nothing says team like “I wanted my work to be appreciated,” Brown said.

  19. All of these contracts are way too high now. No way should a RB or WR get QB type money. Looking at you Jerruh

  20. Eagle fans, you overpaid for cooper!

    Eagle fans, AJ Brown is worth every penny

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