The Eagles shook up the first round of the NFL draft Thursday with a blockbuster alternate, acquiring star receiver A.J. Brown from the Tennessee Titans for the 18th and a hundred and first average picks.
Brown, who had been seeking a brand new deal, has agreed to a four-yr, $a hundred million settlement with the Eagles that includes $57 million assured, sources instructed Kimberley Martin.
The 24-year-old Brown changed into getting into the very last yr of his rookie address the Titans and become scheduled to make base earnings of just under $four million in 2022.
“This wasn’t my fault,” Brown told VelkiNews Turron Davenport. “I wanted to live, but the deal they offered changed into a low offer.”
The Titans, who had, again and again, said that they have been now not thinking about trading Brown, used the 18th select on Arkansas receiver Treylon Burks.
“At the cease of the day, we ought to make I should make the tough choices,” Titans’ well-known manager Jon Robinson said. “And there is a lot of factors that affect those choices. Certainly, the price range affects the choices and looking to get a fee when we will. And it’s the selection we made nowadays.”
“I love A.J. In my opinion, but I am very secure with how this went down and how Jon and I have been able to navigate,” Titans instruct Mike Vrabel said. “I try to aid him and make choices. Unfortunately, we recognize if we are going to be here a while, we are not going so that you can keep every single player that we draft and expand.”
Brown had sixty-three catches for 869 yards and 5 touchdowns in thirteen video games last season. He surpassed the 1,000-backyard receiving mark in each of his first seasons, which includes a 70-capture, 1,0.5-yard marketing campaign in 2020 whilst he hauled in a career-satisfactory 11 TDs.
In Philadelphia, Brown might be paired alongside DeVonta Smith, the final 12 months’ tenth typical pick, to make what guarantees to be a formidable duo for quarterback Jalen Hurts.
“We’re surely excited to have [Brown] in this crew,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni stated. “He’s a sturdy man, he is short for a big guy and he catches the whole thing. There isn’t any projection. You’ve seen him do it in the NFL for three years now.”
The Eagles’ odds to win the Super Bowl advanced from 50/1 to 40/1 at Caesars Sportsbook after the exchange. Philadelphia additionally went from 20/1 to 18/1 to win the NFC and is at +325 to win the NFC East at Caesars.
“Really excited to get him just in terms of ways [Sirianni] can use him and his imaginative and prescient for A.J. Brown in this offense and how he complements the opposite guys that we’ve got here,” Eagles GM Howie Roseman said. “As you, men may additionally or won’t know, his dating with our quarterback — all interesting matters. Looking ahead to getting him into Philadelphia.”
The Brown acquisition turned into the Eagles’ 2nd trade of the night. Minutes in advance, they moved as much as the 13th select to select Georgia protective address Jordan Davis, the 6-foot-6, 340-pound anchor of the Bulldogs’ championship protection.
The Eagles despatched the 15th,124th,162nd and166th normal picks to the Houston Texans for Davis, who created a large buzz at the scouting integrate with an excellent athletic show that blanketed a four. Seventy-eight-2d 40-backyard sprints the quickest 40 times via a participant 325 kilos or heavier on the combine on account that at least 2006, in line with VelkiNews Stats & Information research.
Davis had 32 tackles (five for loss) and sacks in 14 games last season for the Bulldogs. He played only 38% of Georgia’s shielding snaps in 2021 and become in most cases a two-down player, playing simply 16% of snaps on 1/3 down. That created questions heading into the draft approximately whether or not Davis is just a run-stuffing tackle.
The Eagles consider he can be an effective pass-rusher as nicely, and that he changed into taken off the field that a good deal handiest due to the super talent on the Georgia roster.