Tannehill acknowledged he will miss his former teammate both professionally and personally.
“명백하게, professionally, it hurt,” Tannehill 기자들에게 말했다. “Top target, heckuva football player, made big plays for us consistently over the last three years.”
“Personally, it hurt,” 그는 덧붙였다. You know A.J.’s a good friend. Have a lot of great times, great memories on and off the field with him. “Not being able to see him on a daily basis is going to be different, going to be hard. Happy to see him get what he wanted, 하지만 하루가 끝나면, it hurts.”
The Eagles acquired Brown in exchange for a pair of draft picks, including the No. 18 전반적인 선택, which the Titans used to select Arkansas standout Treylon Burks. During three seasons with the Razorbacks, Burks totaled 2,399 receiving yards and caught 18 touchdown passes, as he hopes to be Tannehill’s new top target.
After the trade was announced, Tannehill took to social media to bid farewell to Brown, who he called his “brother for life.”
“Saying ‘it’s a business’ never makes the business moments any easier, but I’m grateful to have built a bond with this dude that goes way beyond the field,” 그 Instagram에 썼다. “My brother for life @1k_alwaysopen…Philly got a great one.”
Tannehill will now be competing with Liberty quarterback Malik Willis, who the Titans grabbed with the No. 86 overall pick in the third round. 그 동안에, the loss of Brown came after speculation that the team would trade him amid an already eventful offseason surrounding NFL wide receivers.
The wide receiver market has exploded this offseason, 와 Tyreek Hill, 다반 테 아담스, Stefon Diggs, and Christian Kirk all receiving massive deals. Speedy wide receiver Deebo Samuel has also reportedly requested a trade from the 샌프란시스코 49ers.
Drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2019 NFL 초안, Brown caught 185 통과하다 2,995 간호사는 압도 24 touchdowns over three seasons in Nashville. He was given a four-year, $ 100 million contract extension with $ 57 million guaranteed as a part of the trade, NFL 네트워크 보고.
During a news conference Monday, Brown declined whether he requested a trade. He called leaving the Titans “씁쓸한,” while expressing his excitement for the next chapter in Philadelphia.
“It was bittersweet, I was a little sad that the Titans were on board with the trade, but it’s a part of the business and that’s fine,” 브라운이 말했다, 통하다 NFL.com. “Once everything got done and the trade went through and [Eagles quarterback] Jalen Hurts called me, he made it a lot easier. Deshaun Watson의 클레이 트래비스, it’s been bittersweet, but I’m so excited to be a part of a great organization.”
“Things happen and you move on. I appreciate the Titans for everything they did for me,” 그는 덧붙였다. “I have no bad blood with the Titans.”
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