A.J. Brown tells Titans fan, “I was the best receiver to play for your franchise”

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Weeks after he was traded from the Titans to the Eagles, A.J. Brown is continuing to have issues with Titans fans.

Last month, Brown canceled an appearance at a football camp in Tennessee because of concerns that overzealous Titans fans could threaten his safety. Now Brown is sparring online with a Titans fan.

After Brown made an incorrect statement about weather forecasts, a Titans fan tweeted at him, “For the love of God, just stay off of social media. You’re already a villain. No need to make it a ‘stupid villain.’”

That prompted a sharp response from Brown.

“For the love of God, I was the best receiver to play for your franchise. Shut up and move on. You mad at the wrong person,” Brown tweeted.

It’s hardly unusual for fans to go from loving to hating a player after he’s traded, although there seems to be more animosity than usual between Brown and Titans fans. As for the question of whether Brown is actually the best receiver in franchise history? There’s never been a Hall of Fame wide receiver who played a significant portion of his career for the Titans either in Tennessee, or in their previous incarnation as the Houston Oilers. But it’s hard to call Brown, who had 2,995 receiving yards in three seasons, the best receiver in franchise history.

That title would perhaps go to Ernest Givens, the all-time franchise leader with 7,935 receiving yards, or to Charley Hennigan, who twice led the American Football League in receiving yards, or to Derrick Mason, who had four 1,000-yard receiving seasons as a Titan. Brown’s three years in Tennessee don’t put him in that class.

26 responses to “A.J. Brown tells Titans fan, “I was the best receiver to play for your franchise”

  1. Captain Obvious, here.

    We would probably all be a lot happier if we pulled back from social media, eh?

  2. Was watching some Derrick Mason footage this past weekend (Titans/Rams Super Bowl) and I forgot how dynamic Mason was as both a returner and receiver. Seems like whenever he touched the ball it felt like something electric was about to happen.

    Brown’s a good WR, but like 99% of people on the planet, he believes himself to be be the best at whatever he’s doing whenever he’s doing it and wants to tell you all about it.

  3. Funny how fans go on social media to tell people to stay off of social media. 🤔

  4. AJ Brown is a one trick pony. There was a statistical category in yards per route-run and Meyers ranked 10th in the NFL, right behind AJ Brown, and that was with Cam Newton at QB. Meyers was right there with this guy and Meyers had pouty Brady who refused to throw to him, Cam Newton and a rookie so far in his career.

    Brown is overrated, especially for a 1st rd pick. If you have an UDFA like Meyers giving you similar production, save for TDs, that’s really poor value for what AJ Brown gives you.

    Philly got fleeced by Tenn. Then again, this is the 2nd WR Tenn drafted in Rd 1 where they couldn’t afford to keep the player due to cap hell in the last 2 seasons without winning a SB.

    Ouch.

  5. He’s just another money-chaser who never won anything. They’re a dime a dozen. Move on, indeed.

  6. Brown’s way too salty for a “#1” WR that averages less than 1000 yds. per season with a high of 1075 (and about 61 catches per) in todays game. I found it odd how he talked about Smith doing so well with himself being covered by other teams #1 corner and coverages rolled toward him. Making excuses already for another 999 yard season with 6-8 td’s…

  7. kevpft says:
    June 13, 2022 at 10:42 am
    He’s just another money-chaser who never won anything. They’re a dime a dozen. Move on, indeed.

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    Yes, but these things need to be diagnosed better by the GM. I fully realize it’s not perfect as you may not be able to detect some players and their lack of team committment during the draft process, but this is pretty bad for Tenn. They lost Corey Davis and AJ Brown as one trick pony, bigger WRs, with lower football IQs and now they’re overpaid due to the selfishness you’re describing.

    A really poor job by another BB protege as a GM who has ignored what BB does as a GM.

  8. I miss the days where modesty and humility were virtues that we admired in our sports heroes.

  9. you expect a kid today to know his history? too busy tearing down the past to respect it.

  10. AJ, you are NOT better than Derrick Mason. Also, if you count the Oilers all time receivers (which I don’t because Bud Adams was a sad old man for taking the Houston records with him to Tennessee) you are not in the conversation as best anything. Show some respect to the history of the game. Social media has poisoned your mind.

  11. Brown is ignorant. He should brush up on the Houston/Tennessee history of WR’s, they got some good ones. I wouldn’t even put Brown in the top 5 lol.

  12. fritz says:
    June 13, 2022 at 11:20 am
    I miss the days where modesty and humility were virtues that we admired in our sports heroes.
    ——————-
    This is where we miss the Larry Fitzgerald’s of the world.

  13. I would say it’s Derrick Mason. I would also say without Derrick Henry and Tannehill that his numbers are going to fall in his time with the Eagles. Prima Donna players like this want the money and fame and don’t care about much else. The Titans dodged a bullet with this one.

  14. touchback6 says:
    “Brown is overrated, especially for a 1st rd pick.”
    He was a second round pick

  15. touchback6 says:
    June 13, 2022 at 10:41 am
    AJ Brown is a one trick pony. There was a statistical category in yards per route-run and Meyers ranked 10th in the NFL, right behind AJ Brown, and that was with Cam Newton at QB. Meyers was right there with this guy and Meyers had pouty Brady who refused to throw to him, Cam Newton and a rookie so far in his career.
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    Hilarious- this guy keeps selling meyers all over town and no one’s buying. How did he do with Jones at QB? Are you going to cherry pick stats?
    Fact is that belichick is avg to below average GM, especially in the last 10 years or so.

  16. Everyone mentioned plus Drew Hill, easily. Possibly 3 guys from the Moon era, when passing for 4000 and receiving 1000 yards (and actually averaging double digits per pass/catch) meant something.

  17. If you have issues with teddy bear Titans fans I wonder what teams/cities/divs you might avoid.. Probably good with anyone but say.. Philly?

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