The Philadelphia Eagles have made a concerted effort to re-up their core players to contract extensions this offseason. DeVonta Smith, Landon Dickerson, and Jordan Mailata received extensions as the Eagles look to keep their offensive core together for the foreseeable future.

The Eagles continued this trend of extensions on Thursday, retaining another important member from the offense.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles and A.J. Brown reached an agreement on a three-year, $96 million extension, which includes $84 million guaranteed. Schefter adds that $32 million is the highest per-year average for any wide receiver.

The 26-year-old Brown has been outstanding in his first two years with the Eagles. Last season, the star wide receiver had 106 receptions (158 targets) for 1,456 yards and seven touchdowns. In his first season with the Eagles, Brown exploded for 88 receptions (145 targets) for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Philadelphia acquired Brown from the Tennessee Titans during the 2022 NFL Draft, giving the team a dynamic wide receiver duo with Smith. The Eagles immediately signed Brown to a four-year, $100 million deal.

With the addition of Brown, Philly’s offense went to another level as star quarterback Jalen Hurts has become an MVP candidate. The Eagles now head into the 2024 season and the foreseeable future with a dynamic offensive core that might be one of the best in the NFC, let alone the NFL.

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