PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Titans drafted receiver A.J. Brown in 2019 to make a difference for the franchise.
So far, it's been mission accomplished.
Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said from the NFL owners meetings on Sunday he hopes to keep Brown with the team for many years to come.
Brown's rookie contract expires after the 2022 season. Robinson said at the NFL Combine last month extension talks with Brown were "very, very preliminary." And while Robinson said on Sunday not much has changed in that regard, he expects more talks in the future.
"Right now, we are just trying to get through this free agency period, seeing where we've landed cap-wise," Robinson said. "A.J. is an important part of what we do. He's a great teammate, he works hard, he's about what we're about. A.J. is a Titan and we want to keep A.J. a Titan. And that's part of our goal this offseason, or whenever that manifests itself, to come to an agreement to keep him around."
The Titans drafted Brown in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss.
In three NFL seasons, Brown has 185 catches for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns. In 2021, Brown caught 63 passes for 869 yards and five scores.
Robinson said the Titans are going to do whatever they can to keep Brown in Nashville long-term.
"We get calls about players all the time – that's what GMs do," Robinson said. "I haven't received any of those calls (about A.J.), and if they do call, our intention is A.J., we are going to keep him in Nashville. He is an important part of our offense."