After San Francisco 49ers receiver Deebo Samuel reportedly received a three-year, $71.6 million contract extension Sunday, A.J Brown had something to get off his chest. The Philadelphia Eagles wideout decided to take a shot at his former team.
Brown, who received a four-year, $100 million extension when he was traded from the Tennessee Titans to Philadelphia, dismissed the notion that he was the problem in Tennessee as he took to Twitter to air out his grievances:
“Basically all 4 of us got the same contract and I’m the only one got traded,” Brown wrote. “Yeah keep believing it was me. Anywho Go Birds.”
The “four of us” is in reference to himself, Samuel, DK Metcalf and Terry McLaurin, all of whom were drafted in 2019 and received extensions this offseason. As Brown notes, he was the only one traded.
It was reported back in April that Brown wanted out, and that he was looking for more than $25 million per year and $80 million guaranteed in a new deal, which was more than he got from Philadelphia. He also reportedly stopped all communications with the Titans before being traded.
Browns declared himself to be “the best receiver to play for [the] franchise” last month while responding to a disparaging tweet.
A chest injury limited him to 13 games in 2021, and he finished with 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns. The Titans, who had the best record in the AFC at 12-5, were 11-2 in the games Brown played.