February 19, 2023
About a week since a heartbreaking loss in the Super Bowl, some Eagles players are lightening the mood thanks to funny photos resurfacing online.
After an Eagles fan account posted throwback pictures of A.J. Brown to Twitter, the wide receiver and some of his teammates took the opportunity to joke around on social media.
"Your WR1 could never," the Eagles Nation account jokingly wrote in a Tweet accompanied by four photos of the 25-year-old star player that were clearly taken years ago.
Your WR1 could never. pic.twitter.com/0A2F8CwN0D— Eagles Nation (NFC Champs) (@PHLEaglesNation) February 18, 2023
In some of the selfies a tween-aged Brown smirks at the camera, and in others he is wearing oversized glasses. The Tweet was posted on Friday, and has already been viewed over 8 million times.
Eagles Nation said they found the photos of Brown easily enough, simply by looking at his public Facebook page.
While millennials and Gen Z can most likely relate to having taken (possibly embarrassing) selfies to post online during their youth, some of Brown's teammates jumped on the chance to poke fun at the throwback pics.
Along with tons of hilarious comments from fans, fellow wide receiver DeVonta Smith jokingly asked his teammate why he looked so old as a kid.
Bruh why you look so old 😭😭 @1kalwaysopen_ https://t.co/Dv1c5wGbKq— DeVonta Smith (@DeVontaSmith_6) February 18, 2023
Cornerback Darius Slay also reposted the photos, adding a bunch of laughing emojis.
Braaaaaaa @1kalwaysopen_ 😂😂😂 https://t.co/kOzLqD0EBf— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) February 18, 2023
Center Jason Kelce got in on the fun, comparing Brown to "Family Matters" character Steve Urkel in a reply to Slay's Tweet.
Aside from a teasing reply to Slay ("Man f*** you"), it seems Brown is taking the jests from his teammates and fans in stride.
In a Tweet on Saturday, Brown shared one of the selfies posted by Eagles Nation and joked about his "rizz," a modern dating term referring to one's charisma.
He also laughingly pointed out another throwback photo of himself shared by Eagles Nation alongside old pictures of teammates Smith, Slay and Jalen Hurts.
Boosie fade me 😂😂😂 https://t.co/hE5FDD6TaR— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) February 18, 2023
Fans were likely uplifted to see Brown in a joking mood, considering his interview a few days earlier in which he reflected on how "tough" it's been since the Super Bowl loss. Brown also engaged in a less humorous Twitter spat earlier in the week when Chiefs player JuJu Smith-Schuster attempted to troll Eagles cornerback James Bradberry's penalty on Twitter.
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