Eagles WR A.J. Brown agrees to terms on three-year, $96 million extension

Philadelphia can stop wringing its hands: AJ Brown is staying for the long haul.

Brown and the Eagles have agreed to a three-year, $96 million extension, making Brown the highest-paid receiver in the league, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday ahead of the 2024 draft. the NFL. The deal includes $84 million in guaranteed money — also the highest of any receiver contract — and will run through the 2029 season, according to Rapoport.

Brown has been a vital impact player from the moment he first stepped on a field in an Eagles uniform. Acquired via a trade with the Titans – a trade that seemed to anger former Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel and created a hole in Tennessee’s roster that presaged the eventual firing of general manager Jon Robinson – Brown joined the Eagles at the perfect time, helping them reach the Super Bowl in his first season in Philadelphia.

Brown caught more passes in two seasons with the Eagles (194) than in three years with the Titans (185), rushing for 2,952 yards and 18 touchdowns in 34 games and earning two second-team All-Pro selections and the Pro Bowl. nod. He became visibly frustrated in 2023, just as things were starting to fall apart with the Eagles, leading to a late-season collapse capped by a terrible performance at Super Wild Card Weekend.

Brown finally quashed rumors that he was unhappy in Philadelphia, calling 94WIP in late February to address the subject and explain: “I want to be here, simple as that.”

Nearly two months later, he kept his word with the extension, which will keep him with the Eagles well beyond the original end date (2027) of his previous contract. With Jalen Hurts under contract, the tandem will team up for years to come.

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