Eagles Super Bowl Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) is congratulated after making a catch for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the Philadelphia Eagles, getting over the Super Bowl LVII loss in February is as integral to success in 2023 as anything. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs may have ripped away a victory from Jalen Hurts and the Eagles for their second Super Bowl since the 2019-20 season. However, as one of their stars said recently, they will have to get over it at some point.

A.J. Brown came to Philly and instantly became a sensation. The star receiver excelled and met expectations left for him after the Eagles swung a trade with Brown’s former team, the Tennessee Titans, last off-season. Brown scored a touchdown in the gutting Super Bowl loss, so if anyone’s going to say something, he’s going to command attention.

Via NFL.com, Brown said Wednesday, “Me personally, I took some time to watch and try and learn from the mistakes — not just from that game, just from all year. But in terms of that game, you can’t dwell on it,” he said. “That’s life. Not everything is going to go your way. At some point, you’ve got to get off the mat and get back working.”

Brown isn’t wrong to have this mindset. Being hung up on losses can stick with you and change your overall psyche. You start to buy into that and it becomes infectious around the team. Sometimes, you wonder if teams are cursed when they lose in such gutting fashions time after time.

So in other words, it’s not too surprising that someone like A.J. Brown would hold this opinion. As one of the league’s best and one of the team’s leaders, his voice will command attention. So you can probably guess that the Eagles will leave that Super Bowl loss behind them this coming season.


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