A.J. Brown earns an NVP and slime bath from his Eagles teammates
By Bruce Ewing
Here’s something fun if you missed it. This past Friday, A.J. Brown received his Week 8 NVP (Nickelodeon Valuable Player) trophy. As part of the celebration, he even received an enthusiastic sliming from other members of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The first NVP, or Nickelodeon Valuable Player award was given to Mitch Trubiski after Nickelodeon’s kid-friendly broadcast of the 2021 NFC Wildcard game. Since then it’s become a weekly award given as part of the network’s ‘Slimetime’ broadcast on Wednesday nights.
In all honesty, this kind of looks like fun.
Here’s a look at A.J. Brown’s recent Eagles games with his slime bath in our rearview mirror.
Brown’s Week 8 performance was spectacular. Versus the Pittsburgh Steelers, he notched six receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Tyreek Hill and DeAndre Hopkins had slightly more yards and twice as many catches, but each one only scored one touchdown. Better luck next time guys.
Following Week 10’s one-catch, seven-yard performance versus the Commanders, Dallas Goedert’s injury, and Week 11’s five-catch, 60-yard outing versus the Indianapolis Colts, Eagles fans would love to see Brown return to his NVP form versus the Green Bay Packers this coming Sunday in primetime. The Eagles need Brown to make plays in light of their recent offensive struggles.
This past Sunday, the Eagles passed the Jonathan Taylor test. He ran for 166 yards versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10. That includes a 66-yard touchdown that saw him reach 20.6 miles per hour during a performance that earned him an NVP of his own, but the right team won the Birds/Colts clash. There’s no word on whether Taylor and Brown compared notes on the slime bath.
Brown seemed to have fun with the honor, although his wardrobe didn’t make out very well. His cleats got the worst of it, and that wasn’t to his liking. Maybe Greg Delimitros can get him a few more pairs before the Birds host The Pack in primetime.