Tennessee Titans: Nate Burleson compares A.J. Brown to UPS
NFL analyst Nate Burleson compared Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown to the United Parcel Service.
We’ve heard a lot of comparisons made between Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown and other players both past and present.
However, NFL analyst Nate Burleson came up with one we haven’t heard just yet.
While down in Miami for the Super Bowl, Burleson was asked about Brown, and his answer was to compare the standout rookie receiver to the United Parcel Service, or UPS, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
"“It’s like UPS, man; what can Brown do for you, you know? He can deliver just like them. He’s a beast. That dude is strong, tall, he can run any route in the book. He’s like the forgotten superstar. I was so frustrated that people didn’t give him as much love as I felt like he deserved (before the draft).”"
Brown was so forgotten that he slipped all the way to the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, where the Titans happily scooped him up. As a result, he might have been one of the biggest steals of last year’s draft.
Brown rewarded the Titans’ faith in him with 52 catches for 1,051 yards and nine total touchdowns (eight receiving), and he led rookie receivers in multiple categories, including receiving yards.
The Ole Miss was graded as the third-best receiver overall by Pro Football Focus from Week 7 on, and he turned out to be one of the most explosive players in the NFL because of his size and strength, as evidenced by his 20.2 yards per reception, the second-best mark in the league.
The only thing that could make Brown’s season more complete would be winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award at the NFL Honors show on Saturday. He’ll have some stiff competition, but he should certainly be one of the favorites to take it home.