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Eagles star AJ Brown subsides at Titans, Deebo Samuel deal

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Some people have accused AJ Brown of inflating the price of wide receiver contracts. More specifically, Brown got upset by Tennessee Titans fans for not communicating exactly what he wanted.

The 25-year-old Pro Bowler publicly bit his tongue over that divorce, saying only, “I wanted my work to be recognized.” But Braun went to twitter on Sunday night to defend after Deebo Samuel’s three-year $73.5 million extension. He wrote: “Yes keep believing it was me.”

His critics saw it as a direct shot at the Titans. Their point was that Brown was the only player traded in a four-player group high profile recipients from the 2019 draft class to tie this offseason: Brown and Samuel, and Terry McLaurin and DK Metcalf.

The Philadelphia Eagles immediately rewarded Brown with a four-year, $100 million contract after trading for him on draft night. He owns 3rd highest WR contract overall and 5th highest WR annual salary of $25 million. Again, Brown doesn’t want to hear that any of this was his fault.

Brown thanked the Titans’ organization for his three seasons there at his inaugural press conference in Philadelphia. He promised there was no bad blood.

“I wanted my work to be recognized, that’s about all,” Brown said. “It’s a business, things happen, and you move on, and I appreciate the Titans for everything they’ve done for me, the people down there… I don’t have bad blood with the Titans. you believed in me They drafted me, so they started my career.”

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Whether things got moot or not is unclear. Neither side admitted that. However, Brown told ESPN’s Turron Davenport that Tennessee sent him a “low offer.” It was less than $20 million a year.

“It wasn’t my fault,” Brown told Davenport. “I wanted to stay but the offer offered was low. The deal offered wasn’t even $20 million a year.”

see that write on the wall, and unwilling to make a heftier offer, the Titans decided to move their star in a blockbuster trade. Tennessee sent him to Philadelphia in exchange for the #18 and #101 picks in the 2022 NFL draft. The Titans used one of those picks to take his backup, Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks.

Brown is now catching passes from his best friend Jalen Hurts and he couldn’t be happier. He smiled during the first days of the training camp, showing his strength and physicality. The Eagles got themselves a playmaker at the receiver. And the faithful Philly were eat it up.

“It was very passionate, as soon as I came out of here I heard some cheers, I definitely feel the love,” Brown said of the Fan reception on the 1st. “Ever since I’ve been here in Philly, the city has shown me love. I appreciate that with all my heart and now it’s my job to do what I do, have fun and play football.”

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