Eagles’ AJ Brown ‘didn’t like’ Titans trade drop but says there’s ‘no bad blood’

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New Philadelphia Eagles wideout AJ Brown is a rich man — he signed a four-year, $100 million deal with Philly after being traded from the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Brown’s departure from the Titans was dramatic, as the franchise had no intention of dealing with the star receiver, but things turned sour in contract negotiations.

Despite her bright new future, Brown has often touched on the past over the past few months. The night he was traded, Brown tweeted goodbye to Tennessee adding “IT WAS NOT MY FAULT” before deleting the post. He also claimed that he was the best receiver in Titans franchise historyand shot Tennessee when Deebo Samuel signed his extension earlier this week.

During an NFL Network interview at Eagles training camp on Thursday, Brown was asked if he was okay with how things ended with the Titans.

“You know, it’s a business, and I’m not upset about the trade or anything because it’s a business or anything,” Brown said, via NFL.com. “But to be honest, I just didn’t appreciate how it all happened, and they kind of blamed me for it. I’m man enough to say that no matter how people might take it. But I don’t have bad blood with Tennessee. I’m moving on. I’m happy to be here. But (there are) a lot of things that people don’t know, and they just point fingers at me. But it does not matter.

Why the Titans traded one of their best players is still – and likely always will be – debated. brown said ESPN after the transaction, Tennessee did not make an offer that was worth even $20 million a year. However, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported that the Titans were offering more than $20 million a year. Brown said he was not responsible for the swap, but it was reported that he actually requested a change of scenery. Something went wrong in the extension talks, and that’s it.

The addition of Brown is one of the reasons the Eagles are considered one of the big winners of the offseason. They signed Haason Reddick and James Bradberry to accompany Brown, and also scored in the NFL Draft, selecting two players from among one of the best defenses in Georgia college football history, linebacker Nakobe Dean and player defensive lineman Jordan Davis.

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