Antonio Brown Is Making His NFL Return
Antonio Brown is making his NFL return sooner rather than later.
Brown, 31, has had something of a crazy year.
After turning into arguably the league’s best wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown had a falling out with the organization.
The Steelers traded him to the Oakland Raiders. Brown played exactly zero games with them before forcing his way onto the New England Patriots.
Most assumed that he would finally settle down with New England, but that did not happen.
Instead Brown found himself at the center of a sexual assault allegation, which prompted the Patriots to cut him and for the league to temporarily suspend him.
Brown has not been on an NFL roster since September.
That may soon change, though.
According to a new report from Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, “at least 20 teams, including almost every potential playoff squad, seriously interested in signing wide receiver Antonio Brown.”
Why is there so much interest in the dysfunctional wide receiver? The answer is simple: talent.
Brown is very talented.
“Teams largely believe Brown is still a transformational talent on the field,” Freeman continued.
Interestingly enough, if there is one thing that will deter teams from ultimately pulling the trigger on him it’s his brash social media posting.
“He is drawing a lot of interest, [but] a lot of teams wish he would just shut up,” one general manager told Freeman.
Brown has recorded 841 career receptions, the second-most of any receiver since he was drafted in 2010.
The only receiver with more receptions than him is Larry Fitzgerald, a surefire Hall of Famer.
It remains to be seen which of the 20 teams that reportedly have interest in Brown eventually end up signing him.
That being said, it is very telling that someone with a sexual assault allegation against him garners so much interest while Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.
Regardless of how you feel about Kaepernick’s politics, it essentially confirms that if you are talented enough, teams will come calling. It does not matter how serious your issues are.
Kaepernick is not talented enough anymore.