On his way out from the Tennessee Titans, star wide receiver A.J. Brown took to social media to let the fans know that the trade to the Philadelphia Eagles was not his fault. It appears that was not entirely true.
Brown told ESPN he wanted to stay in Tennessee, but couldn’t believe the team couldn’t come up with an offer that was worth $20 million per year. After he got traded to the Eagles, a new report has shed light that Brown not only requested a trade but that his camp was making some pretty big money requests behind the scenes.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that Brown asked the Titans for close to $80 million in guaranteed money. This figure was also reported by ESPN’s Turron Davenport, and SI’s John Glennon. Brown’s new four-year, $100 million deal with Philly came with $57 million guaranteed.
Brown claimed the Titans’ offer was $16 million per year that could reach $20 million per year with incentives, but Russini reported that the Titans’ offer was more than that, but that her source wouldn’t share the actual numbers.
Brown’s deal with Philadelphia ultimately pays him $57 million guaranteed. That $25 million APY during the extension makes him the fourth-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL.
There are always two sides to every story and this one just became more clear.
Brown, 24, was a second-round pick back in 2019 and has become a star in the NFL. In his first three NFL seasons, Brown has 185 catches for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was a Pro Bowler in 2020.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.