“The game need me like I’m test answers,” Antonio Brown tweeted to let the world know how important he is to the game of professional football. We’ll soon find out how important Antonio Brown truly is to the game, as he’s eligible to practice and play in less than two weeks.
A.B. was punished with an eight game suspension for various off-field transgressions, including an ongoing sexual assault case and the rumored assault of a moving truck driver earlier this year.
It seems as if there is no interest in Brown at this given moment, but that could very quickly change the moment he is cleared to play. Antonio Brown is without a doubt a hall of fame receiver, and might be one of the best technical receivers to play the game in terms of route running and sideline catching precision.
Tom Brady has been adamant about his love for Brown. This might boil down to Brown’s ferocious practice habits. When Brown was still with the Raiders, Jon Gruden was seen on Hard Knocks complaining that Brown only can practice at 100%, and needed to try to gear it down to rehab a freak cryotherapy foot injury.
However, Bruce Arians previously went on record and shot down the idea of bringing in a player like Brown.
Brown was seen practicing during the offseason with the likes of Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson. The Seahawks clearly could be an option, as they’ve shown no reluctance in signing players with off-field problems like Josh Gordon. The Ravens are also a possibility given the presence of A.B.’s cousin Marquise Brown.
We can definitely rule out the Bears from the equation. Brown recently took shots at Nick Foles and said he doesn’t have any interest in going there since Foles is the quarterback. Crazy that a guy without a pro football job is still choosy about where he wants to play.
Antonio Brown is without a doubt a game changer for any team that signs him and he most likely will end up on an NFL roster in the near future. Only time will tell where that destination will be.