Titans’ A.J. Brown says potential jersey quantity swap is ‘within the works’ to accommodate Julio Jones


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In case you’re on the lookout for an unofficial Julio Jones spokesperson on the Titans, A.J. Brown is your man. The third-year broad receiver publicly campaigned for Jones’ acquisition properly earlier than Sunday’s settlement between Atlanta and Tennessee, then took credit score for “recruiting” the 10-year veteran to the Titans. Now, Brown’s chimed in on Julio’s future jersey quantity, as he at present wears the No. 11 Jones has worn for his total NFL profession. As Titans.com’s Jim Wyatt famous, Brown advised reporters Sunday {that a} potential quantity change is already “within the works” as he seems to accommodate his new teammate.

“I am within the works,” Brown stated. “I am within the works with — working with (coach Mike) Vrabel about one thing, concerning the quantity. I attempted to change to No. 1, (however) it did not undergo … However I am attempting to be an excellent teammate and look out for him and, you recognize, let him exit on the proper foot. However we’ll see … All of the jersey purchases ought to cease for some time. Simply give it like a month till we discover out what is going on on.”

In different phrases, do not rely on Brown rocking No. 11, which he is worn since getting into the NFL in 2019, this season. Jones hasn’t spoken publicly since experiences first surfaced that he’d been dealt to Tennessee, not to mention made any jersey quantity requests, however he’ll presumably wish to hold No. 11 with the Titans. No. 1, for reference, which Brown stated he tried to change to, is at present retired by the Titans in honor of former Corridor of Fame quarterback Warren Moon.

The opposite numbers retired by Tennessee that will have in any other case been choices for Brown — or Jones, for that matter — are No. 9, for Steve McNair; No. 27, for Eddie George; No. 34, for Earl Campbell; and No. 43, for Jim Norton.



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