A.J. Brown

It’s seemingly a matter of when, not if, the Tennessee Titans sign wide receiver A.J. Brown to a contract extension.

But until that happens, it appears Brown won’t be participating in any of the Titans' offseason workout programs, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, which was later confirmed by ESPN’s Turron Davenport.

The Titans begin Phase 1 of their program on Monday. There will be no penalty for Brown sitting out because it’s voluntary. The first two weeks of the program consist of only player/coach meetings, strength and conditioning work and physical rehab for players.

Brown, who has one year left on his rookie deal at $3.89 million, is eligible for a contract extension. He’s been the Titans leading receiver each of his first three seasons, which have included back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020 and 24 total touchdowns. The Titans have won 67 percent of their games (29-14) when Brown plays.

Several other top receivers have signed big contract extensions this offseason, including Tyreek Hill ($120 million total, $30 million per year), Davante Adams ($142.5 million total, $28.5 million per year) and Stefon Diggs ($104 million, $26 million per year).

Brown’s current market value is $22.7 million per year, according to Spotrac, which projects Brown’s next contract to be around four years and $91.2 million, putting him in line with a few other notable extensions, including Mike Williams and Chris Godwin ($60 million total, $20 million per year) and Christian Kirk ($72 million total, $18 million per year).

“A.J. is a Titan and we want to keep A.J. a Titan,” GM Jon Robinson said at the owners’ meetings. “And that's part of our goal this offseason, or whenever that manifests itself, to come to an agreement to keep him around.”

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