3 Reasons the Eagles acquisition of A.J. Brown is an absolute home run

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DeVonta Smith #6, Jalen Reagor #18, Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith #6, Jalen Reagor #18, Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

A.J. Brown’s presence will make the other Eagles’ skill players better.

In 2021, though they earned the top seed in the AFC’s side of the NFL’s postseason, the Titans were a team in transition. On offense, they had moved on from Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith. Losing Smith hurt a lot, and even though they had added Julio Jones and Geoff Swaim, they didn’t get what they wanted out of Julio (or fourth-round draft choice Dez Fitzpatrick).

Add all of that to the injury issues that Brown dealt with, and one can understand why he had an off-year. Here’s something funny to think about though. A.J.’s off-year (63 receptions, 869 yards, and five touchdowns in a run-heavy offense) is one many NFL receivers, both young and old, would have killed for.

Brown upgrades Philadelphia’s wide receiver corps simply by stepping into the NovaCare Complex. His presence opens up the offense. He makes life easier for everyone from Dallas Goedert and the Eagles’ running back stable. He takes the pressure off of DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and, yes, even Jalen Reagor.

Think about it. You can’t double anyone with all of those guys out there. Someone’s going to be able to win their matchup on every snap, and here’s something else to smile about. At least we won’t have to spend the entire 2022-2023 NFL regular season discussing Philly’s need to take another wide receiver in Round 1 next year.

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It was quite the day. April 28th, 2022 will be remembered for a while. The Phillies completed their four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. The Sixers eliminated the Toronto Raptors and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Philly landed what might be the 2022 draft class’s best interior lineman, and they added what could be a top-five wideout for years to come.