A.J. Brown is still holding onto a bit of beef with his former team, the Tennessee Titans, after their loss in Week 9 on Sunday night. The current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver mocked his former team after no Titans wideout had a reception versus the Kansas City Chiefs. He didn't hold back in a now-deleted tweet about the Titans' loss to the Chiefs. The Eagles wideout tweeted:
"I repeat nobody's open."
Rookie quarterback Malik Willis started for the Titans in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill against the Chiefs. Willis went five of 16 passing for 80 yards passing. All five of Willis' passes were to either tight ends or running backs. Running backs Dontrell Hilliard and Hassan Haskins each had a reception. Tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo had a reception while fellow tight end Austin Hooper had two receptions.
For Brown, he hasn't had an issue getting receptions from his quarterback Jalen Hurts this season. Thus far in the 2022 season, the Eagles wideout has 43 receptions for 718 yards and six touchdowns. All of the Titans receivers thus far this season have 51 receptions, 658 yards, and a touchdown combined.
A.J. Brown was fined $10,000 by the NFL for taunting two Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs in their Week 8 matchup. Here's what he said on Twitter about the incident:
"My two little finger points the other day cost me 5k a piece. I will keep my hands, feet, and other objects to myself from now on lol 😭😭😭"
Perhaps that fine was behind his decision to delete the mocking tweet.
Why did A.J. Brown leave the Titans?
A major reason as to why the former Ole Miss star left the Titans was due to a contractual issue. A.J. Brown was reportedly upset when the Titans front office dragged their feet on offering him a new deal. NFL insiders think Brown ultimately wanted out and nixed communications with the Titans.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson spoke as to why he had to move on from the Pro Bowler:
"We got to a spot where it was hard to get a deal done. And the trade thing kind of manifested from that."
Robinson traded A.J. Brown during this year's NFL Draft to the Eagles. The Titans received the 18th overall pick in the deal for him. The Titans drafted wideout Treylon Burks. The receiver was ultimately given a four-year, $100 million contract by Philadelphia.
Brown told reporters after the trade that the move wasn’t his fault. He noted that the Titans’ offer maxed out at $16 million per season with incentives that would have made the deal worth up to $20 million per season. Overall, it seems that the Titans could use A.J. Brown in their offense as their passing has been a struggle this season.
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