A.J. Brown Already Taking An Eagles Rookie Under His Wing

Philadelphia Eagles WR A.J. Brown continues to showcase his leadership early in the offseason.
Dec 3, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11)
Dec 3, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles have arguably improved the most over the past couple of months. After a terrible ending to the 2023 campaign, GM Howie Roseman made sure to add key difference makers onto the roster.

It started in free agency, signing Saquon Barkley, Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, and Bryce Huff. Things continued in the 2024 NFL Draft, where they drafted nine total players.

But right before the first round started on April 25, the Eagles and WR A.J. Brown agreed to terms on a three-year, $96 million extension with $84 million guaranteed.

Shortly after getting his big-money deal, the former Ole Miss standout already reached out to a rookie WR after he was selected by Philadelphia.

Eagles News: A.J. Brown Immediately Reached Out To Ainias Smith

The Eagles selected WR Ainias Smith with the 152nd pick in the fifth round to add to their WR core.

Smith documented draft weekend and posted a video on YouTube, giving the behind-the-scenes. In the video, he shows Brown texting him shortly after being draft.

The text from Brown said, "Wassup Ainias, this is AJ Brown. Congratulations first of all. Put on your hard hat. Let's work!"

Smith responded saying, "Preciate you folks! Trust me it's up! Can count on me."

Even though these guys just became teammates, Brown made sure to get his personal phone number to congratulate and welcome him to the team.

Brown has played on another level since coming over to Philly, recording 194 receptions (303 targets) for 2,952 receiving yards, and 18 touchdowns, including back-to-back 1,400-yard campaigns.

He knows what it takes to succeed in this offense and seems ready to get to work with Smith. This isn't the first time this offseason that Brown has been seen looking to help out rookies.

During rookie minicamps, Brown and Pro Bowl left tackle Jordan Mailata were seen present on the practice field to meet the guys and help in whatever way possible.

This type of leadership coming from one of your best players will only put a smile on the fanbase and members of the organization.

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