A.J. Brown left Eagles fans purring after sensational debut

After an offseason full of speculation with many people wondering how this Eagles offense would look with their newly acquired weapon in A.J. Brown, the 4th year wideout was nothing less than spectacular in his Philly debut. If the Titans didn’t regret the move before, they may be doing so this morning.

A.J. Brown balls out in Detroit

A.J. Brown’s debut felt very similar to that of Terrell Owens, and it was worth every Penny of that $100 million extension. Brown caught 10 passes for 155 receiving yards with 54 yards coming on a beautifully thrown deep pass from Jalen Hurts.

It wasn’t just the catches that were a game-changer for the Eagles on Sunday, but what A.J. Brown did after the catch. His ability to continue to find space even with a defender smothering him is incredible.

Brown had a total of 71 yards after the catch, averaging 7.1 per reception. This is the key ingredient that has been missing from Eagles’ offenses over the last couple of years. To have a wide receiver that can be “always open” no matter the coverage is one thing but to have a weapon that could make something out of nothing is what makes good teams great.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown (11) runs a route during pre-season game between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles on August 12, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

Obviously, it’s only one game, but one game is all the world needed to realize that A.J. Brown and Jalen Hurts are a scary duo. Once they find a way to sprinkle in DeVonta Smith then it’ll be a prolific offense. 

With the Lions’ defense smothering the line of scrimmage yesterday and pushing Hurts to make quicker decisions, DeVonta Smith was barely seen. But once the offensive line finds its rhythm and the offensive coaching staff adjusts to what they’re seeing, this team could really be something incredible and it all starts with A.J. Brown.

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