A.J. Brown is headed to Philadelphia.
The Tennessee Titans traded their star wide receiver to the Eagles during the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night for a pair of draft picks. The Titans received Philadelphia’s selections at Nos. 18 and 102 overall in the exchange.
We've traded picks 18 and 101 to the Titans for WR A.J. [email protected]_AI | #FlyEaglesFlypic.twitter.com/BKTNOL5B8u
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 29, 2022
Brown got paid in the move, too. The Eagles reached a four-year, $100 million extension with their new wide receiver, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. That deal includes $57 million in guaranteed money.
Source: New #Eagles WR AJ Brown gets a 4 Yr ext for $100M
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2022
Brown, 24, had 869 receiving yards and five touchdowns last season, his third with the Titans. He played in 13 games last season due to a chest injury. He was set to enter the final year of his four-year, $5.6 million rookie deal this fall.
Alongside Devonta Smith and quarterback Jalen Hurts in Philadelphia, Brown should have no trouble shining in a new offense.
Tennessee didn’t waste any time replacing Brown, either. The Titans used their new draft pick to take Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks.
Burks is coming off a career-best season with the Razorbacks where he racked up 1,104 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while helping them to a 9-4 record and an Outback Bowl win.
The trade seemed to catch at least a few Titans off guard, including defensive end Jeffery Simmons.
Wait this bet not be true 😒
— Jeffery Simmons (@GrindSimmons94) April 29, 2022
Burks is capable of being a top receiver for the Titans this fall, and he's a much cheaper option for them instead of trying to reach an extension with Brown.
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