Mike Vrabel was NOT happy after the Titans traded AJ Brown to the Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles made a blockbuster trade last night, acquiring star WR AJ Brown from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for the No. 18 overall pick and pick No. 101 in the third round of the NFL draft. The Eagles then gave Brown a 4-year $100M extension worth $57M guaranteed.
Of course, Philadelphia went absolutely nuts and have been foaming at the mouth thinking about Brown and DeVonta Smith taking the field this season. As for the Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, he had a completely different reaction.
Mike Vrabel after the Titans traded AJ Brown to the Eagles
What makes it even worse for Vrabel, is that just a few weeks ago, he told Rich Eisen that as long as he was head coach of the Tennessee Titans, he would NOT be trading AJ Brown.
Vrabel: Brown wont be traded (3:50 minute)
Brown has torn up the league over his first three seasons, totaling 185 receptions for nearly 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns. Just before offseason workouts began, Brown was spotted catching passes from close friend Jalen Hurts. Now the two will be donning the same jersey next season.
Here’s what Howie Roseman had to say following the trade
“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.”