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Chad Johnson offers bold prediction for AJ Brown

Chad Johnson, AJ Brown, Titans

If Chad Johnson gives you his official nod of approval, it’s probably a good sign. That’s exactly what happened with Tennessee Titans wideout AJ Brown on Sunday after Johnson took to Twitter to predict an incredible season for the young wideout in 2020.

A 2019 second-round pick out of Ole Miss, AJ Brown had an impressive rookie season that saw him grab 52 passes for 1,052 yards and eight touchdowns — all of which were team highs. Even more impressive considering that Brown only started 11 of the 16 games he appeared in.

Not only did Brown lead the Titans in receiving last season, the 6-foot, 226-pound pass-catcher also lead all rookies in receiving yards. He narrowly edged out Terry McLaurin and Brown’s college teammate D.K. Metcalf.

While 1,500 yards may be a bit of reach for such a young player, Brown does enter the 2020 season as the team’s number one wideout. Additionally, Brown should benefit from another year in offensive coordinator Arthur Smith’s system.

However, the Titans ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing attempts per game last season and their reliance on star running back Derrick Henry and the rushing attack will likely hinder Brown’s overall potential.

Chad Johnson’s prediction for the 22-year-old is also surprising considering that the former Cincinnati Bengals star never reached the 1,500 mark himself, with his best season coming in 2007 when he totaled 1,440 yards. However, he did make it to the Pro Bowl in six of his 11 seasons and surpassed 1,000 yards in a campaign seven times.