Wide receiver A.J. Brown offered his No. 11 to Julio Jones, but the Tennessee Titans’ newly acquired playmaker did not want to take it.
Brown has worn No. 11 since his rookie year after originally sporting No. 18 during rookie minicamp.
“#11 until I retire . I tried to give it up and he wouldn’t take it . Respect,” he tweeted Tuesday.
Hours later, it would be announced that Jones would be rocking the No. 2 jersey.
“Thank you ATL for all the love you’ve shown me over the years. It’s been an amazing 10 years playing for the city & all the fans. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me over the years & will never forget my time as an Atlanta Falcon.
“Excited for the next part of my journey here in Nashville. To the fans, I want to thank you all for the warm welcome for me and & my family. We are very excited to be part of the Titans family.
“Ready to get to work!”
The Titans were able to absorb Jones’ $15.3 million cap number after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill agreed to restructure his contract to create over $15 million in cap space.