The Philadelphia Eagles are poised to land a star-wide receiver, but not by taking one in the NFL draw, as many expected.
The Eagles agreed Thursday to acquire wide receiver AJ Brown in a deal with the Tennessee Titans, sending the Nos. 18 and 101 squads back in the draft.
Philadelphia also agreed to a four-year, $100 million extension with Brown as part of the move, according to multiple r
Brown, a 2020 Pro Bowl roster, had completed voluntary off-season training as he entered the final year of his rookie contract. However, Titans general manager Jon Robinson said last week that he did not envision the team trading Brown.
“I don’t foresee that happening,” he said.
Robinson had continued to hope that an extension could be achieved this off-season.
“The decision we made today was a difficult one,” Robinson said at a news conference Thursday evening after the deal was closed. “I really appreciate what AJ has done here for our football team, on the field, in the community. We discussed back and forth. We got to a point where it was going to be difficult to get a deal and the trade event manifested itself.” itself from (there).”
Brown said on Twitter after the deal in a tweet which he later deleted: “Tennessee, I love you and you will be in my heart forever and I can say this now… THIS WAS NOT MY MISTAKE. But I wish you all the best. Love.”
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The Titans used the #18 pick on a potential Brown replacement in wide receiver Treylon Burks in Arkansas.
Brown will step out of the 2021 first round alongside DeVonta Smith as a long-sought target for the Eagles.
Philadelphia used its other first round pick on Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis with the #13 overall pick.