A.J. Brown's cryptic tweet has NY Jets fans dreaming of a trade

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The NY Jets are still searching for a star wide receiver after missing out on Tyreek Hill last week. Could that star receiver come in the form of Tennessee Titans wideout A.J. Brown?

While there's been no indication that he's available at the time of writing, a cryptic tweet Brown sent out on Saturday has some Jets fans dreaming of a potential trade.

Brown took to Twitter this weekend to simply state, "It’s out of my hands. God I trust you!" Of course, this could be referring to anything, and the NFL world has seen its fair share of cryptic tweets this offseason.

But that same NFL world has also seen a record number of blockbuster trades, and there are at least preliminary reasons to believe that Brown could be available in a trade down the line.

Why A.J. Brown actually makes sense for the NY Jets

A second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Brown has enjoyed three incredibly successful years in Tennessee and has developed into one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL.

He's recorded 1,000 or more yards in two of his three seasons while hauling in 24 touchdowns in 43 career games. Brown is a borderline No. 1 receiver, and at just 24-years-old, he's obviously a player the Jets would love to target if he became available.

But why would the Titans trade Brown? In short, they certainly wouldn't want to. Brown is a franchise cornerstone and someone they likely intend to build around for the foreseeable future.

That said, the wide receiver market has exploded in recent weeks. Few would have believed that Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill would both be traded within a matter of weeks, but that's the state of the market right now.

While the Titans aren't in quite the salary cap predicament that the Chiefs were, they aren't exactly flush with future cap space either. There is a scenario where extension talks sour and Brown asks to be traded.

If that happens, the Jets make all the sense in the world as a possible landing spot.

Not only do they have the need and flexibility, but Brown just so happens to be best friends with former Ole Miss teammate and current Jets wide receiver, Elijah Moore.

The two standout wideouts have been open about their close relationship and Brown notably broke down in tears when Moore was drafted last year. They remain incredibly close to this day.

Not only that, but Brown also has plenty of experience playing alongside Corey Davis from their time together in Tennessee. The connections are obvious.

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Will A.J. Brown ultimately be traded? Right now, it's little more than a pipe dream. But one vague tweet was enough to get Jets fans riled up this weekend.

This fanbase is desperate for a star wide receiver — that much is evident.