A.J. Brown will shine as the Philadelphia Eagles advance to Super Bowl LVII.
Following the Eagles’ most recent victory, there were stories expressing concern about a potential A.J. Brown injury and his perceived frustration with a lack of offensive touches. Make no mistake about it though. Brown is healthy, happy, and focused on an Eagles victory versus the 49ers.
A.J. excels at turning frustrations into motivation. For evidence of that, look no further than what transpired following his contract disputes with the Tennesse Titans. Brown played with a chip on his shoulder all season as he racked up 1,496 yards receiving (a franchise record) while reaching the end zone 11 times.
He also shined in a game versus his former team, hauling in eight catches for 119 yards. He also scored two touchdowns.
In the Divisional Round, he was limited to 22 yards receiving on three receptions. Look for Philly to get him the ball early and often, especially seeing as how the following pass was inches away from being a 37-yard touchdown.
Jalen Hurts is a perfectionist. He would like to have a couple of throws back from last week, but with another week of rest for his shoulder, expect him to be even more impressive through the air.
As far as numbers go, expect A.J. Brown to account for more than 125 yards receiving. He’ll also find his way into the end zone to push the Eagles to an NFC Championship Game and a spot in February 12th’s Super Bowl.