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A.J. Brown pushing Eagles front office to pay Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts attempts a pass in the 2022 season (2023 playoff game) against the New York Giants for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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He loves the Philadelphia Eagles, but A.J. Brown wants to see his best friend get paid.

After three seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Brown got traded to the Eagles in 2022.

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He teamed up with Jalen Hurts, who was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Eagles. The two FaceTimed each other, showing excitement about how they could put the National Football League on notice. Hurts and Brown sharpened each other as Brown totaled 88 receptions for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns. Hurts positioned the 25-year-old to finish 13th in the league for catches, fourth for yards, and tied for third in touchdowns. Brown assisted Hurts to 3,701 passing yards and 22 touchdown passes to six interceptions. He finished 10th in the NFL for passing yards, fourth for quarterback rating (66.4), and fourth for passer rating (101.6). Hurts became a finalist for NFL’s Most Valuable Player and Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year. Both players helped the Eagles to an NFC Championship and came one victory away from capturing a Super Bowl.

Hurts is expected to sign a massive contract extension in the offseason. Brown is pushing the Eagles’ front office to pay Hurts.

“I love Philly but if you don’t pay this man, just ship me off to wherever he’s going,” Brown said about Hurts on The Raw Podcast. “So you talk about pressure, Howie get it done.”

Brown said this in laughter, but he wants to play with Hurts for a long time. The native Texan has proven he’s a star quarterback.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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