Howie Roseman explains Eagles’ trades for AJ Brown and selection of Jordan Davis
Howie Roseman provided some insight into the Eagles’ trades to acquire both Jordan Davis and A.J. Brown during his media availability following the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Acquiring Brown was a flashy move, with the Eagles giving up the 18th pick while locking in the elite wide receiver to a lucrative four-year, $100 million deal.
According to Roseman, the deal was contingent on both sides agreeing to a new contract and had been something they were working on during the draft.
Howie also mentioned Brown’s relationship with Jalen Hurts, with the two being extremely close. During the offseason, they worked out together and were on FaceTime immediately following the deal.
“For us, A.J. Brown was somebody that we had studied coming out (of the 2019 draft) and spent a lot of time on, and we had a lot of love for A.J. Brown in that draft,” Roseman said.
“Really excited to get him just in terms of how [Sirianni] can use him and his vision for A.J. Brown in this offense and how he complements the other guys that we have here,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said. “As you guys may or may not know, his relationship with our quarterback — all exciting things. Looking forward to getting him into Philadelphia.”
“We’re really excited to have [Brown] on this team,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said. “He’s a strong man, he’s quick for a big guy and he catches everything. There is no projection. You’ve seen him do it in the NFL for three years now.”
For Davis, Roseman said it was essential to secure who they felt was their top player. The Eagles didn’t want to take the risk of Baltimore stealing Davis, similar to how Philly jumped the Giants to secure DeVonta Smith last season.
It was a big night for the Eagles, who can hopefully continue to capitalize on this success tonight during the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft.
For anyone that thought the Eagles could’ve stayed put and gotten Davis, I’m relatively sure the Ravens were taking him had they kept their pick.
Jordan Davis is gonna be a stud… thought we had him but that’s how the draft goes— Calais Campbell (@CalaisCampbell) April 29, 2022
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