Eagles Star Credits God for His Unexpected Path to the Super Bowl: ‘I Had Plans and God Had Other Plans’


Wide receiver A.J. Brown was ready for the long haul and the big time as a member of the Tennessee Titans, for whom he was a growing star.

Then came the April 2022 blockbuster. Tennessee traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles. He told Sports Illustrated that when he got the news, he cried.

He’s not crying now. Brown turned out to be a key catalyst in helping the Eagles reach the Super Bowl, where they will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

During a Monday interview session, Brown explained how he adjusted to the sudden change in his life.


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“I had plans and God had other plans,” he said.

“I try not to lean on my own understanding. I read the Bible a lot because that’s how I fight my problems. I’m not trying to stand up here and be a perfect guy because I’m not; nobody is. But I just lean heavily on my faith and try to let Him direct my paths,” he said.

During the session, he was asked if he had a favorite Bible verse.

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“Romans 8:18. The pain you have been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming,’” he responded.

Brown has been public about his faith long before the Eagles were knocking on the Super Bowl’s door. As Sports Spectrum noted, he draws a cross under each eye with eye black. He prays on the field.

“I play for God. I don’t play for expectations of man. I play…


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