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“Heckuva football player, it’s going to be hard, it hurts,” Ryan Tannehill on the A.J Brown trade

The Tennessee Titans traded stellar wide receiver A.J. Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the 18th and 101st overall draft picks in this year’s NFL Draft.

Brown was looking for a new contract and expected the Titans to pay him $80 million for four years as per sources. However, the Titans were not willing to do so and traded him to Philly where the Eagles locked him up for the next four years for a total of $100 million with $57 million guaranteed.

In the light of recent events, Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was faced with the question of A.J. Brown’s departure. The two had great chemistry and Brown was the QB’s primary target.

Not being able to see him on a daily basis is going to be different: Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill bonded with A.J. Brown both on and off the field

On Tuesday, Tannehill spoke to reporters from the team’s facility where he said, “Professionally, it hurt, top target, heckuva football player, made big plays for us consistently over the last three years.” He also added that the two had a personal bond as well. “Personally, it hurt. A.J’s a good friend. Have a lot of great times, great memories on and off the field with him. Not being able to see him on a daily basis is going to be different, going to be hard. Happy to see him get what he wanted, but, at the end of the day, it hurts.”

It comes as no surprise that Tannehill is not content with A.J. Brown’s trade. With Brown on the roster, Tannehill’s passer rating has been 104.6 with a total of 9,000 yards passing, 70 TDs, and 24 INTs in 39 games.

Clearly, the two had chemistry on the field. However, moving on to positive things, Tannehill went on to say that he had a good chat with the Titans’ newest rookie wideout Treylon Burks, a first-rounder. He is also excited about the acquisition of Robert Woods, however, there will be some adjustments that need to be done with Brown out of the lineup.

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