Eagles WR AJ Brown agrees to terms on three-year, $96 million extension

Philadelphia can stop holding hands: AJ Brown stays long.

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

Brown has been an indispensable impact player since the moment he first stepped on the field in an Eagles uniform. Acquired via a trade with the Titans — a trade that angered former Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel and created a roster hole at Tennessee that eventually foreshadowed general manager John Robinson's firing — Brown jumped to the Eagles at just the right time, helping out. They reach the Super Bowl in his first season in Philadelphia.

Brown caught more passes in two seasons with the Eagles (194) than he did in three years with the Titans (185), 2,952 yards and 18 touchdowns in 34 games and two second-team All-Pro selections and a Pro Bowl. Nods. He was visibly frustrated in 2023, however, as things began to fall apart with the Eagles, leading to a postseason collapse that was capped by a terrible showing on Super Wild Card Weekend.

Brown eventually quelled rumors that he was unhappy in Philadelphia, calling 94WIP in late February and explaining, “I want to be here, simple as that.”

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