As Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown was out celebrating his SNICKERS ‘Hungriest Player of the Week’ honor for his clutch Week 6 performance, he took some time out of his busy schedule to speak with me about this weekend’s huge game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, his relationship with D.K. Metcalf, Kalif Raymond and more.
JM: You’re the sixth player to be awarded the SNICKERS Chain this season, which is passed to the league’s ‘Hungriest Player’ each week. Legendary jeweler Ben Baller designed the chain and it’s really stunning. What was your initial reaction like when you first saw it?
AJB: The chain is most definitely incredible. I’m a big chain guy and I was blown away when I saw the design in person. Shout out to Ben Baller, man. He really did this thing with this one.
JM: What’s the biggest challenge for yourself and this team as you prepare to take on a stout Steelers defense?
AJB: We have to go blow for blow with them to be honest with you. That’s a really good football team right there. They’re gonna come to Nashville ready to play. They’re gonna try to make a statement as soon we kick off. I know that we gotta go out there and try to do the same thing. If they throw a blow, we have to throw one back. We gotta’ go back and forth with them. Hopefully we can do it.
JM: It’s going to be a great game. Your relationship with D.K. Metcalf has been well documented. He tweeted that he’s a Titans fan recently and the internet went wild (laughs). Everybody should find somebody that they could have a friendship with like the one you have with Metcalf.
AJB: That’s my brother right there. Of course he’s gonna’ support me. I support him as well. The internet just needs to relax a little bit (laughs). He loves Seattle. He’s very happy with where he’s at right now. He’s doing a great job. He’s off to a great start this season. I tell him all the time to keep leading the way. I’m trying to catch up to him right now.
JM: I love that. Who would you say is the funniest receiver in your position room?
AJB: I have to say myself to be honest with you (laughs). I’m not gonna’ humble on this one (laughs).
JM: I’m not gonna’ lie to you, Kalif Raymond told me it was you as well.
AJB: Kalif is my guy and he knows what’s up (laughs). Kalif is a funny guy as well, but I’m funnier (laughs).
JM: I love that (laughs). Thanks a lot for your time today, A.J. In closing, which receiver gets on your nerves in a big brother kind of way?
AJB: I have to go with Kalif again (laughs). All kidding aside, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Kalif. I respect him as a brother, as a teammate and as a player. He always comes to practice ready to work. He’s just a great guy on top of that. He’s a very genuine person. He’s just a good, pure soul. You wanna’ be around people like that.
Fans can check out AJ’s social media to see the chain and follow #SNICKERSchain on social to see which player gets it each week throughout the season.