AJ Brown Reveals Titans' Low-Ball Extension Offer That Led to Trade
It was only over a week ago when Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson said that he did "not foresee" the team trading elite wide receiver A.J. Brown. Fast forward to Night 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft and the Titans moved the 24-year-old wideout to the Philadelphia Eagles for picks No. 18 and 101.
Many fans were surprised that the Titans traded Brown, who only has three NFL seasons under his belt. Unsurprisingly, it's since been revealed that a low-ball extension offer from Tennessee led to Brown's trade.
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Brown told ESPN after the first night of the NFL Draft that the trade "wasn't my fault" and that it occurred because the Titans weren't willing to meet his asking price for an extension.
"I wanted to stay, but the deal they offered was a low offer. The deal they offered wasn't even $20 million a year."- A.J. Brown
Brown added that the highest the Titans were offering was $16 million per season with up to $20 million incentives. At the end of the day, he wound up signing a four-year, $100 million extension immediately after being traded to the Eagles and the $25 million he'll get per season makes him the fourth-highest-paid WR in the NFL.
Elite 24-year-old wideouts aren't widely available, which is why it was a no-brainer for the Eagles to acquire Brown and lock him down. He's averaged just under 100 receptions and 1,000 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons and should form a dangerous pass-catching duo alongside DeVonta Smith.
Brown's trade has already affected Super Bowl LVII odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. The Eagles' odds have risen from +4400 to +3500 since the trade, whereas the Titans' odds have fallen to +3000 after being at +2700.
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