Titans WR A.J. Brown not satisfied with rookie season
Often, rookie receivers struggle to acclimate to the speed and skill of the NFL. A.J. Brown is not one of those rookie receivers. In his first season of NFL action, he proved to be a dynamic force for the Tennessee Titans offense.
Brown led all rookies with 1,051 receiving yards in 2019. He also had eight touchdowns on his 52 receptions. The second-round pick out of Ole Miss for the Titans led all NFL receivers with 605 yards over his last six games of the regular season. By all means, his rookie year was a success.
Maybe not by “all means.” Brown does not consider his rookie season with the Titans as a success, as he fell short of his goals.
“I fell short of my goals, but that’s the good thing about it,” Brown said on Tuesday, via Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website. “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.”
For clarification, Brown’s goals were to break 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns, per Titans’ Wyatt. Despite not hitting those lofty goals, he did feel as if he improved throughout the season.
“I learned to adjust on the fly,” Brown said. “In the NFL, there’s a lot of good players. You are going to learn new things every week to get an edge.”
Brown showed that he can be a No. 1 receiver on a playoff team as a rookie. The sky is the limit for the 22-year-old Titans wideout.