AJ Brown challenges Micah Parsons ahead of 2022 with NSFW trash talk
The Dallas Cowboys 2022 season is still three months away, but the NFC East trash talk is already starting. Over the weekend, Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith held a charity softball game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Although mostly Eagles players participated, as a Pennsylvania native, Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons was also invited to the event and even captained one of the teams.
Given that he plays for the Cowboys, Parsons was peppered with boos as he entered the stadium. Someone who received the opposite welcome was the new Eagles WR A.J. Brown. The former Titans player was picked up by Philly during the 2022 NFL Draft and recently signed a four-year, $100 million contract. Although Brown has spent the last three years in Tennessee accumulating 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns, he seems to be quickly adapting to his new city.
The wide receiver has yet to play a game in an Eagles jersey, but he is already bought into the bitter Cowboys rivalry. During the event, Brown and Parsons went head to head in the final round of the home run derby. Parsons went first and had two homers in 30 seconds. However, the new Eagle emerged victorious with three home runs. The WR ate up the cheers from the crowd with a bat flip and taunted Parsons all the way around the bases.
Brown took it a step further when he was interviewed in front of the crowd after his performance. He grabbed the microphone and said, “Get your popcorn ready and tell Micah Parsons he can get ready for this s***.”
A.J. Brown trash talks Cowboys LB Micah Parsons at DeVonta Smith’s charity softball game
A Terrell Owens reference and a dig against the Cowboys?! Eagles fans must be even more thrilled with their new addition to the team. The event was obviously all fun and games, but it’s fair to assume that the sentiment won’t be the same when these two teams face off in October and December.
The Cowboys swept the Eagles in dominating fashion in both of their contests last season. This year, Philly heads into the 2022 season with a revamped and new-look roster that is causing many analysts to believe the Eagles may take the NFC East crown away from the Cowboys. We expect these games to be far more competitive and exciting (like all rivalry games should be) than they were last year.
Brown is seen as one of the top young receivers in the NFL. It’s part of the reason he earned himself such a massive contract with Philadelphia. But, Parsons is also one of the top defenders in this league and is a player who never shies away from the top competition. Expect Parsons to make Brown eat his words when they meet on the football field.