To say Jalen Hurts is pumped about the Philadelphia Eagles’ newest receiver would be an understatement.
The Eagles acquired A.J. Brown from Tennessee after swapping picks with the Houston Texans to move up and select Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis at No. 13 in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.
Philadelphia gave the Titans the 18th overall selection and a third-rounder (No. 101) for Brown, a 2020 Pro Bowl pick who has 185 receptions for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns in three seasons.
“A.J. was somebody we spent a lot of time on, had a lot of love for A.J. in that (2019) draft. Really excited to get him,” Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said, per The Associated Press.
Roseman isn’t the only one “really excited.”
Hurts, the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback, shared a moment the Eagles play-caller to social media. As of this posting, more than 680,000 people have viewed the video.
Brown added to Hurts’ arsenal, joining former Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith. The Eagles also have Quez Watkins and Jalen Reagor, a 2020 first-round pick who hasn’t lived up to his potential. Brown and Hurts are close friends.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.