Nicknames are great and the Philadelphia Eagles roster is loaded with guys who have some pretty good ones. There's Darius 'Big Play' Slay, Reed 'Chalk Dawk' Blankenship (or 'Ed' Reed Blankenship, or 'Ghost'), DeVonta 'Slim Reaper' Smith, and then last year there was the whole Swole, Skinny, and Fat Batman thing. There are more than that, but you get the idea.
In the Week 8 game (you've all seen it because it's huge news) A.J. Brown made NFL history by becoming the first player to eclipse 125 receiving yards in six consecutive games. This is an incredible feat by an outstanding talent.
Special players need special nicknames. Here's where things start to get interesting and sort of convoluted. Before Week 8, Brown was tied with two players who had five consecutive games with 125+ receiving yards, Pat Studstill and Calvin Johnson.
The latter, Megatron (look, another nickname), was a first-ballot Hall of Famer and he had a Hall-of-Fame caliber nickname. It was sick.
A.J. continues to shine. Just check out one of the best highlights of the week.
Here's something that you may have missed. Brown's incredible catch actually made a Washington Commanders fan call 'NASA'. Well, at least that's what he's claiming.
Here's the best part. A.J. saw that clip and endorsed a new nickname, 'Decepticon' via a now-deleted post on X. Buddy... That nickname slaps.
Megatron, for the uninitiated, is the leader of the Decepticons. We're not quite at 'A.J. Brown is as good as Calvin Johnson' levels of discussion yet, but the idea of Brown getting a seat at Johnson's table is incredible within itself.
We're almost sad that Brown has since deleted his post. Maybe he’s rescinded his approval. Or, maybe he didn't want to alert us of the truth, that he's an actual alien.
Far be it from us to assume either way, but here's where we'll end this. We can all agree that he's on a tear that the NFL has literally never seen.