Philadelphia Eagles WR A.J. Brown will get to face his former team on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, as the Eagles host the Tennessee Titans.
Ahead of this matchup, Brown shared his thoughts on the trade from the Titans to the Eagles to Josh Tolentino of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The wide receiver said that he expects a mixed reaction from the fanbase of his former team. Brown also said that he believes he was the true winner of the trade, as he was able to secure his family’s future.
A.J. Brown: “I’m thankful for Tennessee, but I’m here in Philly now. … I’m pretty sure there’s some [Titans fans] that still love me, and I’m pretty sure there’s some people that hate my guts. I feel like regardless of how the trade went down, me personally, I feel like I’ve won. I changed my family’s life forever. That’s the goal.”
Brown was traded by the Titans to the Eagles during the offseason after failing to come to terms with a contract extension. Shortly after the trade, the WR signed a four-year, $100 million dollar deal with Philadelphia.
The trade was a huge win for the Eagles on the field. Brown has been the catalyst for Jalen Hurts’ breakout year this season. His ability to give consistent production in the passing game made the Eagles a much more complete team. It’s a big reason why they sit on top of the NFL with a 10-1 record.
Expect the Eagles to feature Brown against his old team on Sunday. Look for him to be a big part of the game-plan.
Philadelphia Eagles WR A.J. Brown. Photo courtsey of David Maialetti / Staff Photographer – Philadelphia Inquirer