After spending two years with the Tennessee Titans, A.J. Brown made the switch to Philadelphia earlier this month, with the 24-year-old signing a $100million deal.
Brown has emerged as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during his young career, and as a result he was searching for a improved contract extension with the Titans after ending the 2021/22 season.
It never quite came to fruition, and rumours of a trade quickly began to circle. But the best bet was always on Brown sticking with the Titans for next season, and even GM Jon Robinson admitted he didn't "forsee" a move happening in the offseason.
But it did end up happening, and Brown was part of a trade that saw the Titans pick up a pair of draft picks in return, which the franchise used to pick up Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks in the first round - presumably as Brown's replacement.
The whole situation seems as though Brown had a bigger part to play in the move than he's letting on, but he declined to address whether or not he requested a trade, and insisted there was "no bad blood" between him and his former team.
"I built relationships over the last three years with a lot of good friends, and just to see it go, just leaving the building, it's tough," said Brown.
"But I'm also excited to be an Eagle and to be a part of a great organization.
"I kind of knew about the possible trade around, like, 1 o'clock, and just mixed emotions when it worked out, and I actually worked out really hard, trying to get some stuff off my chest, and it was just ups and downs,
"Like I said, it was bittersweet, I was a little sad that the Titans were on board with the trade, but it's a part of the business and that's fine.
After making 19 touchdown catches and back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons in his first two years, the Eagles will hope that Brown's arrival can help bump them up and produce a run in the play-offs.
He endured an injury-stricken season throughout 2021, but still showed glimpses of his brilliant potential, and it seems the Eagles were willing to take a $100million risk on fulfilling that with Brown in the side.
"I'm one of the top guys in the league," Brown added. "I'm confident in how I play, what I bring to the table. I'm glad the Eagles believed in me."