A.J. Brown reacts to becoming the highest paid wide receiver in NFL history

Brown is thrilled to be able to continue his career in Philly.
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Philadelphia Eagles star A.J. Brown recently became the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history, but don't expect that to alter his on-field approach. The three-time Pro Bowler still feels like he has a lot to prove, especially after the major financial investment that the Eagles made in him.

"I want to prove it. . . We don't play on paper, and nobody cares what's in the bank account when you step in-between them lines," Brown replied when asked about the significance of becoming the highest-paid pass-catcher ever.

Brown, 26, has been nothing short of stellar since the Eagles acquired him via trade with the Tennessee Titans two years ago. During his first two seasons in Philly, Brown compiled 194 receptions, 2,952 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. He was named Second-team All-Pro after both campaigns.

Brown is happy to remain in Philly

There was some speculation -- driven largely by some divisive media members in Philadelphia -- that Brown could be looking for a way out of town, but his enormous new contract, and subsequent comments, put an end to that as the receiver made it clear that he hopes to complete his career as an Eagle.

"When I hang my cleats up, it's gonna be in that uniform right there," Brown said. "… I'm not, like, ready for it to be over with, but that's the goal. I think my career took off when I got here. I went to another level. It feels right.

"This is home," he added. "There's going to be some good days, there's going to be some bad days, but this is home. I've been loving it. This is the best town there is, man. The support is just through the roof. Away games, home games. Away games feel like home games. ... The support system is unmatched. I'm loving it."

In addition to signing Brown to a mega-extension, the Eagles agreed to a sizable extension with wide receiver DeVonta Smith this offseason also. So, now the team has quarterback Jalen Hurts' top two targets locked up for the foreseeable future.