Brown is in the final year of his rookie contract with the Titans, and he is set to earn a base salary of $3.986,000.
However, Tennessee could not exercise a fifth-year option because he was drafted in the second round.
That problem also haunts the Washington Commanders for McLaurin and the San Francisco 49ers for Samuel.
But Brown’s recent social move might paint a clear picture, as Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov shared.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 19, 2022
Meirov tweeted, “Another one: #Titans WR AJ Brown has removed “TENNESSEE” from his Twitter bio.”
He also shared two screenshots, wherein the one on the right does not have the Titans’ home state in his Twitter bio.
Could this subtle change indicate that Brown is looking to move elsewhere?
That’s a possibility after his current deal expires.
For now, he is still paid by the Titans to play, even if his salary does not match his impressive production.
The Ball Is In The Titans’ Court
The Titans are better off keeping Brown because he gives their passing game some explosiveness.
With Julio Jones not around, Brown is a legitimate deep threat that opposing teams must pay attention to.
His presence helps open up the field for 2020 Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry.
Last season, Brown finished with 63 receptions for 869 yards and five touchdowns.
Those numbers are impressive, considering that he missed four games.
Therefore, the Titans must find a way to make Brown agree to an extension and pay the high price established by Hill and Adams.NEXT: Titans Would Be Foolish To Mess Things Up With A.J. Brown