There is little A.J. Brown can’t do on the football field.
With the Tennessee Titans last season, he proved that. And now, with the Philadelphia Eagles, he aims to continue building his name as a difference maker, with his mentality providing proof of why he will succeed.
“Anytime the balls in my hand, it can be an explosive play,” Brown said after practice on Tuesday. “Whenever I have the ball in my hands, I am always thinking about how I can turn one play into ten extra yards. That’s just how I am.
“I play with no fear on the field.”
How A.J. Brown is a difference maker
Brown’s no fear mantra is what helped him transform Tennessee in his three years there. In 2019, he tallied 1,051 yards along with eight touchdowns, finishing third in Offensive Rookie of the Year voting.
By his second season, he was one of the offense’s favorite verticle weapons, hauling in 11 touchdowns and racking up 1,075 yards in 14 games played.
And if not for injury in 2021, he would have laid claim to his second-straight Pro-Bowl season.
Part of what adds to the mystique surrounding Brown is his versatility. He can play all over the field, and he plans to do more of that this season.
“I don’t have a problem anywhere I play,” Brown said. “Wherever they put me, I’m going to try to make plays. So, if that is inside or outside — wherever they put me — it’s cool.”
Playing with no fear and being versatile makes Brown a dream wide receiver in Philadelphia.
However, he will need to continue to build rapport with Jalen Hurts if the two hope to lift Philadelphia’s offense to new heights.
The good news is that trust is already building.
“We are still building and heading in the right direction,” Brown said. “I have a lot of trust in him and he has a lot of trust in me. I am sure that trust will grow when the game comes.”
And the cherry on top is Brown saying Hurts has met his expectations and then some, regarding the professionalism and potential within the offense.
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