A.J. Brown is never one to hide his feelings.
So, it comes as no surprise that Brown already declared his trade to the Philadelphia Eagles a win, despite only being in year one with Jalen Hurts and company.
“Me personally, I feel like I won,” Brown said Wednesday. “I say that because I changed my family’s life forever. That’s the goal, especially growing up where I’m from.
“Of course, I wanted to do great, and it comes out of great things. But that’s the reason we play the game.”
Brown signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension with the Eagles not long after the trade was finalized. The deal includes more than $57 million in guarantees, $40 million of which was his the moment he signed.
“Of course, I’ve come to peace about it,” Brown said. “I’m with the Eagles. We’re 10-1. We’re doing a really good job here. Of course, early on I had mixed emotions, but I changed my family’s life forever. That was the goal.
“I’m thankful for Tennessee, but I’m here in Philly now.”
Philadelphia is the first team to win 10 games this season when they beat the Green Bay Packers 40-33 on Sunday night.
Currently, the Eagles have one of the NFL’s highest-scoring offenses, one of the most productive running games and one of the most efficient passing games. Brown ranks among the league leaders in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Now, in a revenge week, Brown is ready to prove why Philadelphia’s grass was always greener — despite getting his start in Nashville.
“It’s not personal,” he said. “It’s another opportunity for me to play the game that I love.
“… We’ve been doing really good things here. We’re 10-1 here, and we’re trying to keep it going. It’s been everything I imagined.”
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