Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown has spent a lot of time this offseason talking about his former team.
Brown was traded by the Titans to the Philadephia Eagles earlier this offseason due to a contract dispute.
The former Ole Miss star wanted a lucrative contract extension, but Brown and the Titans were too far apart to make a deal work. As a result, the Titans sent Brown to Philly and received a first-round draft pick back in the process (which was used to draft Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Treylon Burks).
Brown feels as though too much blame is being sent his way for the trade.
And because of that, he’s spent a lot of time the last few months throwing shade at the Titans.
Earlier this week, Brown took a shot at the Titans via Twitter after San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel received a new deal.
On Thursday, Brown appeared on the NFL Network, alongside Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, and he was asked about the Titans.
Hurts covered the microphone to prevent Brown from answering, but that didn’t exactly work.
“I want to answer,” said Brown. “It’s a business and I’m not upset about the trade. I just didn’t appreciate how it all went down. And they just kind of blamed me for it. I’m man enough to say that. However people may take it. I have no bad blood with Tennessee, I’m moving forward. I’m happy to be here.”
“A lot of things people don’t know about — they just point fingers at me,” added Brown.
Even Jalen Hurts wants AJ Brown to quit talking about the Titans pic.twitter.com/djIlMts5do— zach ragan (@zachTNT) August 4, 2022
I think it’s time for Brown to move on. It doesn’t really matter what happened in Nashville, though I think it’s quite clear. Brown wanted more than the Titans were willing to pay. Could Tennessee have continued negotiations to try to get a deal done? Maybe. But they felt it was best to go ahead and move in a different direction.
Whether or not that was the right call by Tennessee remains to be seen. It’ll be a while before we know who won the trade.
Brown, however, needs to focus on Philly. It’s been almost four months and he’s still talking about the trade that sent him to the Eagles.
It’s almost starting to feel like he wishes he was still playing for the Titans.
Sorry, AJ, that ship has sailed.
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