The Philadelphia Eagles have to be ecstatic about the production that wide receiver AJ Brown has provided thus far this season. Brown is in his first season with the Eagles after they acquired him during the 2022 NFL Draft in exchange for a first and third-round pick. They subsequently signed him to the big money deal he was seeking as well, agreeing to a four-year, $100 million contract.
Philadelphia’s front office was seeking a player that could complement DeVonta Smith, the team’s first-round pick in 2021, and help Jalen Hurts take his game to another level. Brown has done that and more through the first four games of his Eagles career.
The Ole Miss product has been targeted 38 times, catching 25 of those passes for 404 yards and one touchdown. He has caught at least five passes in every game and his lowest yardage amount is 69, as he is providing the No. 1 receiver production the team was hoping that he would.
Essentially every time that Brown has the ball in his hands, he is gaining chunk yardage. According to PFF, 21 out of his 25 receptions thus far this season have gone for 10+ yards. That number is currently the most in the NFL.
That big play ability is nothing new when it comes to Brown. He has averaged 16.2 yards per reception in his career and regularly produces once the ball is in his hands.
Brown has been one of the better players in the NFL throughout his career when it comes to yards after the catch. He is capable of creating big plays to keep the offense moving and he has continued doing that with the Eagles just as he did with the Titans.
Philadelphia is certainly hoping that he keeps this pace up as the team has been one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL thus far this season. AJ Brown has helped Jalen Hurts elevate his game, as the dual-threat quarterback is now being mentioned as a potential MVP candidate.