A.J. Brown’s stock: Up
Titans rookie wideout A.J. Brown had been quiet the past two weeks, but he once again exploded in Week 4 for his second big game of the 2019 season. He now leads the team in receiving yards (223) and is tied for receiving touchdowns (two).
Brown totaled three catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns, one of which was a 55-yard strike that saw the Ole Miss product take a short pass and turn it into a long gain. He now has three catches of 40-plus yards on the season.
Not only did Brown flashes his underrated wheels and ability to create yards after the catch, his toe drag for the second score of the game showed great body control and awareness.
All Brown does is make big plays, and while the Titans passing attack still can’t be fully trusted, Brown is almost certainly the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, as he continues to make the case that he’s already surpassing the team’s expected No. 1 wideout, Corey Davis.
Can you trust Brown as an every week starter just yet? No, but it’s not for a lack of talent. Brown has all the goods to be a No. 1 wideout in this league, he just has to have the consistent passing attack around him to get it done.
That could happen moving forward, though. The Titans will finally get star left tackle Taylor Lewan back, and the team’s offensive line should be vastly improved after allowing 17 sacks through three games. In turn, quarterback Marcus Mariota should have more time to throw, and that should help Big Play A.J. Brown be a bit more consistent the rest of the way.