Mike Vrabel emphatically shuts down A.J. Brown trade rumors

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This NFL offseason has seen big-name wide receivers such as Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs put pen to paper on massive deals that will unquestionably impact future negotiations throughout the league. 

A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans earned his only Pro Bowl nod, to date, for the 2020 season and was selected by the club in the second round of the 2019 draft, meaning he’s on the final year of his rookie contract and will be looking to get paid and in a significant way sooner rather than later. ESPN NFL insider Dianna Russini reported earlier this week that the Titans are not “shopping” the 24-year-old, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not listening to offers for his services. 

Per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was asked during a Thursday appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” if Brown is “on the trade block” ahead of the draft that opens on April 28. 

“Not as long as I’m the head coach,” Vrabel responded. “I love A.J. professionally, personally. I’ve gotten to know him well as his coach and enjoy seeing him as much as I possibly can. Saw him here working out here earlier, said hi. As long as I’m the head coach here, I would want to have A.J. Brown on my football team.” 

Brown suffered multiple injury setbacks this past regular season and recorded 63 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns across 13 games. Tennessee released seven-time Pro Bowl wideout Julio Jones and added Robert Woods to the roster this spring. 

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