Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown will not be taking home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors for the 2019 season, and he pretty pissed off about it.
Despite having a standout season for the Tennessee Titans, wide receiver A.J. Brown will not be taking home the 2019 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
And to no one’s surprise, he’s not happy about it.
Brown, who had nothing short of a fantastic rookie season with the Titans, was clearly not pleased with the decision, as he simply tweeted “bull—-” before later deleting it and apologizing.
We got a screenshot of it, though (warning: NSFW).
Murray is somewhat of a surprise, as it was thought that Jacobs had the best shot of winning the award. Jacobs finished with 1,150 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in just 13 games. Murray, on the other hand, threw for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns to 12 picks.
Brown, meanwhile, led all rookie receivers in multiple categories, including receiving yards. He totaled 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns, and his 20.2 yards per reception was the second-best mark in the NFL.
Murray had a good season for a rookie, but Jacobs and Brown in particular had special seasons and were two of the better players at their positions overall.
From Week 7 on, Brown was the third-highest graded wide receiver, per Pro Football Focus, and four of his five 100-yard games came in this span. PFF named Brown as their choice for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
It was clear that the entrance of quarterback Ryan Tannehill into the starting spot really ignited his season and one can only imagine the numbers he could have posted had the Titans made the switch from Marcus Mariota sooner.
This is just a bump in the road for Brown, though. The Ole Miss product has great things ahead of him and there’s no doubt he’ll use this snub as motivation to be even better than he already is — and the rest of the NFL should be scared.