Quinyon Mitchell's 'First Words' to AJ Brown Were Trash Talk

After Wednesday's minicamp session, Philadelphia Eagles WR A.J. Brown revealed that rookie CB Quinyon Mitchell's first words to him were nothing but trash talk.
A.J. Brown has revealed Quinyon Mitchell's first words to him.
A.J. Brown has revealed Quinyon Mitchell's first words to him. / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The 2024 NFL offseason has been a thrilling time for Philadelphia Eagles fans. General manager Howie Roseman has been hard at work constructing a potential Super Bowl contender, signing big-time free agents like Saquon Barkley while having one of the best 2024 draft performances to help him achieve his championship aspirations.

The fanbase has been dying to see the Eagles' 2024 draft class in action, especially cornerback Quinyon Mitchell. Many assumed that the former Toledo defender was going to be selected earlier in the first round only for Philadelphia to hit the jackpot when he was still on the board at No. 22.

Mitchell, 22, has earned a reputation among his Eagles teammates as being one of the quieter players, according to veteran wideout A.J. Brown. That's why the superstar playmaker was shocked by the content of his first conversation with the rookie CB.

Eagles News: Quinyon Mitchell Trash Talks AJ Brown

Brown talked to the Philadelphia media about various topics following Tuesday's minicamp session, including his thoughts on Mitchell. The 26-year-old playmaker told reporters that Mitchell's first words to him were calling one of the former's routes "trash," which gave Brown quite the laugh.

The fact that Mitchell was talking trash when he normally sticks to himself caught Brown off guard. Nevertheless, the three-time Pro Bowl WR was unbothered by the first-year defender's comments, saying that he wants to see more of the same going forward — especially once Mitchell starts facing players who aren't his teammates.

"I said 'Alright, you took the first step. Now you gotta back it up. You gotta walk that walk. ' I've been telling [Mitchell] that I've been looking forward to reps against him. "

A.J. Brown on Quinyon Mitchell

If Mitchell follows Brown's advice by talking the talk and walking the walk, the sky is the limit for the ex-Rocket. The has all of the tools to become an elite cornerback in the NFL following a strong run at Toledo that saw him rack up 37 defended passes, six interceptions, 59 solo tackles, and two Pick-6s in the last two seasons alone.

In the 2023 campaign, Mitchell only surrendered 181 receiving yards across 265 snaps in coverage, resulting in quarterbacks playing to a 44.7 QBR when targeting him, per Pro Football Focus.

Although Mitchell likely won't be the NFL's best cornerback right out the gate, all signs point to him having a strong first year. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has Mitchell tied with two other players for the third-best 2024 Defensive Rookie of the Year odds (+1200).

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