Here’s what A.J. Brown said following the Eagles Week 13 win over Titans

A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

“This game meant a lot to me. I had mixed emotions following the trade. I’d be lying if I didn’t circle this game”. Those were the words of a man that already has an opportunity to permanently etch his name in the hearts of Philadelphia Eagles fans forever. You know the story. Philly traded the 18th overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft along with a third-round selection to the Tennessee Titans to acquire A.J. Brown‘s services.

The Titans used that first-rounder to select wide receiver Treylon Burks from the Arkansas Razorbacks. Some said he could grow into an A.J. Brown clone. Others stated that, if that was the case, it made more sense for Tennessee to just hang on to A.J. and pay him.

There’s nothing that any of us can do about that now. A.J. Brown’s $100-million extension guarantees that he’ll be in the City of Brotherly Love for a while. Once he’s done, who knows how we’ll describe him? Here’s what we can say though. We’re overjoyed that he’s an Eagle.

Week 13’s performance is just further evidence that the sky is the limit for A.J. Brown.

In Week 13 versus his former team, A.J. Brown hauled in eight receptions for 119 yards, and he reached the end zone twice. After a couple of tough weeks by his standards, he showed up in a major way versus his former team and bounced back nicely.

Following the game, he spent a few moments with members of the Philly media. Here are a couple of highlights.

Harold Carmichael is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Terrell Owens wasn’t here long enough. Cris Carter was only here for three seasons and crafted his Hall of Fame career as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Irving Fryar was here for three seasons and made two Pro Bowls, but he wasn’t here long enough either.

It’s been a while since the Eagles have had a receiver as good as those guys, but now they have two. DeVonta Smith is no slouch, and both he and A.J. Brown have similarities to all of those guys.

Week 13’s game is another reminder of how good and dominant both guys can be. Now, with the shadow of facing A.J.’s former team behind them, this Eagles offense can move on to bigger and brighter things. The New York Giants are on the horizon. This will, no doubt be another wild NFC East showdown.

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