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From the Super Bowl: Eagles Receiver A.J. Brown Thankful for the Time, and Lessons Learned, With Titans


PHOENIX – What's done is done.

The Titans traded receiver A.J. Brown to the Eagles during the 2022 NFL Draft.

The general manager who completed the trade is no longer with the Titans, who failed to make the playoffs, and now Brown and his high-flying Eagles are just days away from playing in Super Bowl LVII.

Brown has no interest in rubbing anything in. He's been asked about the developments this week, and each time passed on the opportunity.

Instead, Brown is focusing on the positives. He's happy to be in the Super Bowl after a successful season. And, he said on Wednesday he's appreciative of his time in Tennessee, from the support he's received since, to the lessons learned as a young man with the Titans.

"A lot of guys have reached out to me," Brown said. "Coach (Mike) Vrabel reached out to me. I have no hard feelings for nobody in Tennessee. There's nothing but love, and they are still showing me love, too.

"Of course I wish the organization well. I have teammates and friends on that team, you know, so I want them to succeed."

Vrabel said he texted Brown to wish him luck.

"I put in a lot of time with these guys," Vrabel said. "If you do it the right way, you can still have a relationship after they are on someone else's team. A.J. and I spent a lot of time together, and shared a lot of personal conversations. Of course I wish the best for him."


A second-round draft pick by the Titans in the 2019 NFL Draft, Brown said he grew up during his three seasons in Tennessee, on and off the field. He twice eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards, and scored 24 touchdowns in three seasons.

Brown credited Titans receivers coach Rob Moore for helping him develop in ways that are paying off today.

"I definitely matured as a man, matured as a football player," Brown said of his days in Nashville. "Matured in ways of learning it's a business and kind of removing my feelings from it.

"Coach Moore, he was like a mentor to me, still is. He helped me out tremendously. The success I have on the field really comes from him. Just laying the foundation as soon as I got to the league, teaching me things, and really steering me in the right direction."

After being traded, Brown admitted the events led him voicing things in frustration on social media that he probably shouldn't have done.

In recent months, he's had time to reflect.

"I think early on as a man I could say I was speaking from a place of feelings, and I had to learn it's a business," Brown said. "But I have no hard feelings for nobody in Tennessee, the fans, none of that. Tennessee gave me my first shot, so there's definitely respect. … I still have love for Tennessee."

Here on Sunday, Brown is set to wear No.11 for the Eagles.

He's hoping his year will end with a win in the Super Bowl.

"God put me in this situation," Brown said. "I am blessed and fortunate. I had a really good year, and now I am playing in the biggest game. I am just trying to finish the job and I am not really thinking about what happened in the past or anything like that, because I had good years in Tennessee. I am still learning, still growing as a player."

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