Tennessee Titans: Julio Jones had message for A.J. Brown after Week 4

Julio Jones Tennessee Titans A.J. Brown (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Julio Jones Tennessee Titans A.J. Brown (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones had a message for Tennessee Titans rookie wideout A.J. Brown after the Week 4 game.

Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown has always looked up to Atlanta Falcons star wideout Julio Jones, and Jones had a message for Brown after the Titans beat the Falcons in Week 4.

Brown was sensational for the Titans on Sunday. He was responsible for the first two touchdowns Tennessee scored, one of which was an impressive 55-yard strike that saw Brown display his wheels while taking it to the house on a pass over the middle from quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Brown also flashed body control on his second score, as he was able to toe drag his way to a touchdown on a fade from Mariota. In all, Brown recorded three catches for 94 yards and the two scores, and he now has three catches of 40-plus yards on the season.

Jones, on the other hand, was relatively quiet thanks to a great job by the Titans secondary. The Falcons star totaled just 52 yards on four catches and failed to find paydirt.

After the game, not only did Brown exchange jerseys with Jones, the star receiver also had a message for the rookie, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.

"“(Julio) told me just keep playing, keep balling, keep getting open,” Brown said. “He said, “Don’t let it be just one week, be consistent. You have to be reliable in this league.’“It means the world to me, talking to him.”"

While Brown’s first four games have consisted of two breakout contests and two down ones in between, the Ole Miss product has been the Titans’ most consistent receiver by far. He continues to make a case that he, and not fellow wideout Corey Davis, is the Titans’ No. 1 wide receiver.

Despite his impressive start, Brown isn’t resting on his laurels. The rookie also hopes to be better than Jones, the receiver he claims has taught him so much over the years.

"“I want to make that the standard,” Brown said. “I tell myself I haven’t done anything yet. I have to keep my head down and keep working.”“He taught me everything I know, and he don’t even know it. I think so much of how he plays. I was watching him today, trying to steal something to put in my bag. He is a great one and one day I want to be like him. I want to be better than him.”"

The 2019 second-round pick has been as advertised thus far, and if Mariota and the Titans can continue to find ways to get him the ball, A.J. Brown could be in for a huge rookie season.