Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown had a great first season in the NFL, but he’s still aiming for bigger and better things.
Despite the fact that Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown had a great rookie season and has emerged as one of the best young players in the NFL, he still didn’t hit the goals he set out for himself after being selected in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Brown finished the 2019 campaign with 52 catches for 1,051 yards and nine total touchdowns (eight receiving, one rushing), while also proving that he is one of the more explosive wide receivers in the league.
Thanks to his numbers, Brown is one of the candidates for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year when the award will be handed out at the NFL Honors show on February 1st, the night before Super Bowl LIV.
Even with all the recognition he has received, Brown feels like he fell short of his ultimate goals and is ready to try and reach them in 2020, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
"“I fell short of my goals, but that’s the good thing about it,” Brown said. “I am blessed to be able to come back next year and try again and set higher goals. I am going to set higher goals and go to work.“And as a team, we want more.”"
What were those goals, you ask?
After the season-ending loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, Brown shared that his statistical goal was 1,500 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, numbers that are astronomical even for the most experienced NFL wideout.
The funny thing is that Brown may not have been far off from those numbers if he had a full season with Ryan Tannehill under center. Once Tannehill took the starting job in Week 7, Brown really took off, as four of his five 100-yard games came in that span.
Hopefully the Titans can bring Tannehill back during the offseason and get to see what the Ole Miss product can do with a full 16-game slate with Tannehill as the starter.