Tennessee Titans fans are waking this morning still in shock that their offense will look completely different in 20022 after the team traded away their top target.
Last night’s NFL draft first-round was packed with trades and that included AJ Brown being shipped off to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the No. 18 and No. 101 overall picks in this year’s draft.
Brown claims his exit from Nashville “wasn’t his fault.”
The Titans reportedly offered Brown a contract worth less than $20 million per year. He said the offer had a base salary of $16 million with possible incentives up to $20 million.
Brown signed a four-year, $100 million deal with the Eagles including $57 million guaranteed.
“This wasn’t my fault,” Brown said after the trade, per ESPN. “I wanted to stay, but the deal they offered was a low offer. The deal they offered wasn’t even $20 million a year.”
The 24-year-old just finished his third season in the league. Through 13 games this past season, the physical wideout logged 869 yards and five touchdowns. His best season came in 2020 when he notched 1,075 yards, 11 touchdowns and his first Pro-Bowl selection.
With the No. 18 pick they acquired in this trade, the Titans picked up Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks.