A.J. Brown of the Eagles Signs a Three-Year, $96 Million Agreement

According to reports, the Eagles and A.J. Brown have reached an agreement on a three-year, $96 million contract that includes a $84 million guarantee.

The $84 million guarantee surpasses the $77 million guaranteed that Amon-Ra St. Brown just received from the Detroit Lions to become the highest amount of guaranteed money for a wide receiver in NFL history. The three-year extension’s average yearly value of $32 million is also the most of any NFL receiver’s earnings.

The Eagles made the announcement Thursday night, but they withheld the details of the deal’s price.

Both of Philadelphia’s top receivers are now locked into long-term contracts. DeVonta Smith signed a three-year, $75 million contract extension with the Eagles earlier this month, with $51 million guaranteed. Brown’s contract expires in 2029, and Smith’s expires in 2028.

“We try to be proactive to try to keep this team together,” stated Howie Roseman, general manager of the Eagles. “That starts with [owner] Jeffrey [Lurie] and his support like we talked about in our pre-draft press conference and just talking about the benefits of trying to keep it together as much as we possibly can.”

“The only way we can possibly do that is by doing deals early. We felt like it was an opportunity to do that here with A.J. Obviously we’ve done a bunch of deals with a bunch of our players, and want to add to that and keep this team together as much as we possibly can. We couldn’t do that without his support in allowing us to do that. We felt like the earlier we did that would be better for us and him, and him knowing that he was going to be here.”

Nearly two years have passed since the three-time Pro Bowler was selected by the Eagles from the Tennessee Titans on draft night and given a four-year, $100 million contract. Brown has amassed more over 1,400 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in all in his two seasons with Philadelphia.

After collecting a career-high 106 catches for 1,456 yards and seven touchdowns last season, Brown was named to the second team of the Pro Bowl and earned his third Pro Bowl selection. In 2023, he became the first player in NFL history to have 125 or more receiving yards in six straight games.

In 2022, Brown and Smith made Eagles history as the first receiver tandem to achieve 1,000 yards receiving; they accomplished the same feat the previous season. Alongside quarterback Jalen Hurts, they have contributed to an offensive unit that, over the last two seasons, is seventh in the nation in points scored per game (26.8).