Antonio Brown To Packers Instantly Makes Green Bay Super Bowl Contender
Antonio Brown to the Packers instantly makes Green Bay a Super Bowl contender.
According to recently-released odds, the Packers are currently a +200 favorite to come away with Brown when it is all said and done.
The Seattle Seahawks sit slightly behind them at +250, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at +300 and the Baltimore Ravens rounding out the top four at +400.
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) August 3, 2020
Packers Draft Another Quarterback
Heading into the offseason, general manager Brian Gutekunst had one clear objective: get Aaron Rodgers some help. The team coming up short in last year’s playoffs exposed just how thin the offense is aside from its clear-cut best player.
Unfortunately, when the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft came around, Gutekunst shocked everyone by not taking one of the excellent wide receiver options still on the board, but instead opting for Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
Understandably, Rodgers was a bit miffed by the decision.
“I got a text – because everything is so delayed,” he said.
“I got a text from my agent, my marketing agent who I love and he just texted ‘quarterback.’ I was like, ‘Oh, wow. OK.’”
The Love selection caught Rodgers so off guard that he immediately had to have a drink.
“I love scotch, but I’ve been drinking some sipping tequila as well,” he continued.
“Once I got that text I went to the pantry, I poured myself about four fingers, and I knew it was going to be one of those nights where people were going to start calling and there was going to be the, ‘Hey, is everything fine? You OK?’ ‘Yeah, I’m fine.’
“Like I said, I wasn’t elated by the pick especially being one game away from the Super Bowl and feeling like we’re a couple players away, but at the same time I understand it’s a business. I know that the reality.”
Rodgers is still in or just-past the prime of his career. He is undoubtedly one of the most reliable and talented quarterbacks in the entire league. To pass up on the opportunity to get him some help in favor of drafting his replacement, when he was in fact just a single game away from the Super Bowl, makes little to no sense.
That being said, an Antonio Brown-Packers union could rectify that mistake.
Antonio Brown To Packers Makes Sense
Brown has been sidelined since getting cut by the New England Patriots last season following a sexual assault allegation. The NFL has been investigating him ever since, but ultimately came out with a ruling this past week.
“Brown, who played one game in the 2019 season for the New England Patriots before being released, is an unrestricted free agent and may sign with any team,” the league said in a statement.
“If he is signed before the start of the 2020 season, Brown would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. Brown’s suspension would take effect as of the final roster reduction on September 5. He would be eligible to return after the team’s eighth game.”
Off the field issues notwithstanding, Brown is an immense talent and would make an immediate impact in Green Bay.
The 32-year-old never played fewer than 14 games between 2014 and 2018, and in that time he caught double-digit receiving touchdowns in all but one season. Moreover, his yards per reception never dipped below 12 and he went for nearly 1300 yards per year nearly every single time.
A Rodgers-Brown combination would instantly turn the Packers into a Super Bowl contender. Whether or not Antonio Brown to Packers actually happens remains to be seen.