NASHVILLE – Titans General Manager Jon Robinson has made it very clear this offseason the organization wants to keep receiver A.J. Brown in Nashville for a long time.
On Thursday, during a pre-draft press conference at Saint Thomas Sports Park, Robinson reiterated his stance on Brown.
"We've had some discussions with his reps, and when (A.J) was here a couple of weeks ago I talked to him," Robinson said. "We are working through that. I am not going to get into any details regarding contract negotiations – I never have really done that. But we have made it public about how we feel about A.J. and how we want him to be a part of this football team."
Brown's rookie contract expires after the 2022 season. Robinson said at the NFL Combine in February and then at the NFL owners meetings in March the team has engaged in preliminary contract extension talks with Brown.
Last month, Robinson made it very clear the Titans want to keep Brown in Nashville long-term.
"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," Robinson told TennesseeTitans.com last month. "And that's part of our goal this offseason, or whenever that manifests itself, to come to an agreement to keep him around."
Asked on Thursday if the Titans might consider trading Brown, Robinson shot that possibility down quickly.
"I do not foresee that happening," Robinson said.
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.
"I've talked about where we're at, and I've talked to A.J.'s reps," Robinson said on Thursday. "A.J. knows how we feel about him, and how much he means to this football team."