Expect continued evolution in the Eagles offense thanks to A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown #11 (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Howie Roseman shocked the NFL Thursday night when he traded picks 18 and 101 to the Tennessee Titans for Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Brown. The move came as surprise to fans all around the NFL and finally gave the Philadelphia Eagles the big-name wide receiver they have been looking for. With his addition, the offense is going to look a lot different next season.

Prior to Thursday night, the Eagles had the worst wide receiver grouping in the NFC East, a case can be made they now have the best of the division. The addition of A.J. Brown gives them a legitimate wide receiver opposite of DeVonta Smith now. There is no WR1 or WR2 on the Eagles anymore. It’s more of a case of having a 1A and 1B situation.

The happiest man in the room now is easily Jalen Hurts.  He and Brown share a strong friendship, and Jalen was pulling for the Eagles to trade for the talented receiver. Philly’s offensive weapons now consist of Smith, Quez Watkins, Dallas Goedert, and A.J. Brown. Jalen Hurts now has all the talent he needs to prove he is the future of this team.

A.J. Brown adds a new dimension to the Eagles’ offense.

With the addition of Brown, the Eagles now possess one of the best wide receiver duos in the NFL. It was no secret they were looking to add wide receiver talent to the team, and they landed one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL. The skillset Brown brings to the table is something this team hasn’t seen in years.

His ability to make contested catches is something that matches up perfectly with DeVonta Smith’s speed. Brown is also extremely hard to tackle in open space and is one of the most physical wideouts in pro football.

The Eagles’ offense last season was solely based on the success of the rushing attack. Now, they have the weapons on the outside to cause serious havoc for opposing defenses. With the majority of the offense returning and the addition of a Pro Bowl receiver like A.J. Brown, Philadelphia’s offense is in a position to put up a lot of points in 2022.

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The rushing attack is still there, and it’s one of the best in the NFL, but with a dynamic duo at wide receiver, the Eagles won’t be a one-dimensional offense next year. They have the ability to control the ground game and also make big plays in the air. Hurts has all the tools. Now, it is time for him to show why he is the man for Philadelphia going forward.