2. A.J. Brown, WR
The Tennessee Titans were unwilling to pay A.J. Brown the money he deserved and that wound up being a huge win for the Eagles. They made a draft day trade in 2022 to land the Star wideout and he instantly transformed their aerial attack.
Brown’s arrival helped Jalen Hurts excel and he hauled in 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns. He appeared to be on his way to a superior campaign this year after going for 125 yards or more in six consecutive games. But then, it was like he hit a wall.
In the final two months of the season, Brown topped 100 yards just once and had only two touchdowns — each of which came in November. He was clearly frustrated and a report from Marcus Hayes detailed just how bad it got. Hayes stated that the feud between Brown and the coaching staff became a poison.
"A veteran captain openly disrespecting his coaches is more than just a bad look. It's locker room poison." — Hayes, Philadelphia Inquirer
Hayes also quoted an anonymous veteran who said “Any time you have bad body language from a leader like that, other guys see it, and it's not good.”
Perhaps a new coordinator will fix things but it could also be an ongoing issue. Eagles fans have to remember when anonymous players had their fill of Carson Wentz and how quickly he was out following those concerns. Brown is an elite talent, though it’s hard to justify catering to someone who is causing issues throughout the team.