Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown is one of the NFL’s premier playmakers.
Brown proved as much in his first three seasons with the Tennessee Titans after being selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
He then showed yet another level in his first season in Philly after being traded during the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Ole Miss product proved to be a reliable weapon for Eagles star quarterback Jalen Hurts. Brown hauled in 88 passes for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to his second Pro Bowl selection.
He’s now trying to build both he and his teammates back up after a difficult Super Bowl 57 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Me personally, I took some time to watch and try to learn from the mistakes — not just from that game, just from all year. But in terms of that game, you just can’t dwell on it. That’s life,” Brown said recently to NFL.com’s Kevin Patra. Not everything is going to go your way. At some point, you’ve got to get off the mat and get back working. I think that’s where this team’s at right now, definitely have that chip on that shoulder. Still taking it day by day, still early. You’re just building the house brick by brick.”
He’s also taking the time to ingrain himself in the Philadelphia community. Brown was out on a charity bike ride on Saturday morning for the Eagles Autism Challenge when he had a briefly terrifying incident.
WTF THE DRIVER THAT ALMOST AJ BROWN BLAMED HIM FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION WHEN THE DRIVER LITERALLY RAN A STOP SIGN… pic.twitter.com/Kihi1LSSGX
— JH♟️ (@SecretaryHurts) May 20, 2023
Brown was recording himself riding when he was nearly struck by a car driving through an intersection. Thankfully, Brown said that he escape unscathed and only dropped his phone. But it was almost a complete disaster for both he and the Eagles.
And that driver nearly found himself banned from Philadelphia for life.