Arthur Juan Brown Sr. was born on June 30, 1997, he is an American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ole Miss and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Brown attended Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi, where he played football and baseball. As a senior at Starkville, he recorded 83 catches for 1,371 yards and 13 touchdowns and led his team to a 6A state championship. He was named first-team All-State by USA Today, The Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen, and the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
Brown was drafted as an outfielder by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Padres, which prevented him from playing baseball at Ole Miss, but he was still eligible to play football.
Brown entered the 2021 season as the starting wide receiver alongside Julio Jones. In Week 8, he had ten receptions for 155 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts. He suffered a chest injury in Week 11 and was placed on injured reserve on November 27, 2021.
He was activated on December 23. In his first game back from injury, Brown recorded 11 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. Overall, Brown finished the 2021 season with 63 receptions for 869 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. In the Divisional Round against the Cincinnati Bengals, he had five receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown in the 19-16 loss.
During the 2022 NFL Draft, Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in return for the 18th overall pick in the 2022 draft, which the Titans used to select wide receiver Treylon Burks from Arkansas – a player widely compared to Brown.
Tennessee also received a third round pick in the draft. Brown signed a new four-year, $100 million contract with the Eagles, after the trade with $57 million guaranteed. The new deal will keep him with the Eagles through 2026.
Brown set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a player’s debut in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, finishing with 155 yards on 10 receptions in a 38-35 victory.
Contract and Salary
A.J. Brown signed a 4 year, $100,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, including a $23,234,000 signing bonus, $57,220,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $25,000,000. In 2022, Brown will earn a base salary of $986,000 and a signing bonus of $23,234,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,632,800 and a dead cap value of $39,999,000.
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.