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AJ Brown set to be next WR to get huge payday?

AJ Brown smiles during a game

The NFL offseason has been huge for wide receivers, as several stars have received enormous paydays. There may be more to come based on the comments of Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson.

Robinson revealed Sunday that the team wants to see how much cap room it has once it sorts out its most pressing offseason needs. After that, retaining wide receiver AJ Brown on a long-term deal will be “part of our goal.”

“Right now, we are just trying to get through this free agency period, seeing where we’ve landed cap-wise,” Robinson said, via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “AJ is an important part of what we do. He’s a great teammate, he works hard, he’s about what we’re about. A.J. is a Titan and we want to keep A.J. a Titan. And that’s part of our goal this offseason, or whenever that manifests itself, to come to an agreement to keep him around.”

The question of what Brown would be worth is a fair one. He is regarded as one of the game’s best wide receivers, and plenty of others at his position have received massive contracts in the last month. Though Brown has 24 touchdowns in three seasons, he is not quite as accomplished as some of his peers. At the same time, he’ll only be 25 when the season starts.

Brown has certainly been paying attention to the market. He will not be cheap to extend.

Photo: Dec 20, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) talks with teammates on the bench during the second half against the Detroit Lions at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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