AJ Brown is one of the best wide receivers in the entirety of the NFL.
The Tennessee Titans selected Brown in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and he almost immediately became one of the league’s top deep threat.
Brown caught 52 balls for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, finishing third in the Rookie of the Year voting. The following year he made his first Pro Bowl after hauling in 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns.
But his production fell off a bit as he dealt with injuries in 2021. Brown played 13 games, catching just 63 balls for 869 yards and five touchdowns,
Rather than extend the star wideout to a big money deal, Tennessee traded Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 NFL Draft.
The rest is history.
Brown caught 88 passes for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season and he helped Jalen Hurts develop into one of the league’s best quarterbacks and helped Philadelphia reach the Super Bowl.
The Titans, meanwhile, had one of the worst passing games in the NFL.
Brown recently set down for an episode of “Raw Room” with NFL veterans Daren Bates and Jalen Collins. During the show, he discussed what it was like playing with Hurts and threw some subtle shade at Tannehill in the process.
“Me and Tannehill was, like, in tact man, I can say. But I just think, like, the friendship between me and Jalen , it’s just like on another level,” Brown said. “Tannehill(‘s) my guy. Jalen, like, that’s my best friend.”
It makes sense that Brown would be closer to Hurts than Tannehill. Brown is 25 years old and Hurts is 24, while Tannehill is 34 and likely in a different phase of his life.
But it still has to hurt to hear.
Brown even threatened to leave Philadelphia if the Eagles don’t give Hurts a new long-term deal. Talk about a package deal.