There is probably not a happier individual within the NFL proper now than A.J. Brown.
The third-year Titans receiver, who publicly lobbied Julio Jones to contemplate Tennessee as a possible commerce vacation spot, appears ecstatic at studies his workforce would be the one to land the two-time All-Professional and seven-time Professional Bowl receiver.
Brown, himself a Professional Bowl choice in 2020, put it in no unsure phrases:
The Titans reportedly will quit a 2022 second-rounder and 2023 fourth-rounder for Jones, additionally getting a 2023 sixth-rounder on prime of the 32-year-old-star receiver.
Assuming the deal goes by, the receiving duo of Jones and Brown seems to be like it could be one of many strongest — actually — within the league. Add working again Derrick Henry within the combine, and certain one of many hardest to deal with ability place teams within the NFL.
Brown is coming off a breakout season wherein he caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns. Henry, the two-time reigning NFL dashing champion, is coming off a 2,027-yard, 17-touchdown season, each tops within the NFL. Jones is coming off a season wherein he was plagued with hamstring points, but nonetheless put up 771 yards and three touchdowns in 9 video games (the second-fewest in a single season for his profession).
Assuming Jones can keep comparatively wholesome, he’ll present a direct improve to the Titans’ receiving corps, particularly after they misplaced receiver Corey Davis and tight finish Jonnu Smith to free company and moved on from slot goal Adam Humphries. It is controversial Jones supplies an improve just by lining up subsequent to Brown, as groups will now have to fret about masking each receivers whereas maintaining a tally of Henry within the backfield.