Will Antonio Brown Sign With The Dolphins, Jets Or Bears?
Will Antonio Brown sign with the Dolphins, Jets or Bears?
That is the question NFL fans are asking this week following a series of interesting messages out of Brown’s camp.
On Thursday, Brown confirmed that he is not done in the NFL with a short and sweet tweet.
“I’m still the best why stop now?” he wrote.
I’m still the best why stop now
— AB (@AB84) September 26, 2019
This message coincides with what his agent Drew Rosenhaus has been telling people.
According to Rosenhaus, multiple teams in the league has expressed varying degrees of interest in bringing on his beleaguered client.
“Antonio Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said tonight he already has had communication ‘with a few teams that are interested’ in his client and that ‘want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation,’” ESPN insider Adam Schefter tweeted this week.
Antonio Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said tonight he already has had communication “with a few teams that are interested” in his client and that “want information regarding his legal situation and the NFL investigation.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
Brown currently finds himself without a home after being released by the New England Patriots following accusations of sexually assault being levied against him.
The big problem for Brown at the moment is that the league does not appear to want anyone to sign him.
An NFL memo sent out after Brown’s release from the Patriots essentially said this much.
The league said it was “presently investigating multiple allegations, some of which are the subject of pending litigation” and that the investigation into said allegations are “ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously.”
Statement of Antonio Brown’s status from the NFL: pic.twitter.com/veWL9TwLD6
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2019
What that means is that any squad that actually picks Brown up despite the bad PR they will inevitably receive may not get much bang for their buck because he will get placed on the Commissioner’s exempt list.
Nevertheless, both Brown and his agent appear to be confident that there is legitimate interest from NFL teams despite all the baggage.
That begs the question: who would actually sign Brown at this point?
It is easy to suggest that he is too toxic and that nobody would risk it, but nobody saw him going to New England either.
This league has a way of surprising people.
So if a team does end up picking Brown up, who are the likeliest options?
Miami would make a lot of sense. The Dolphins are horrific on offense at the moment regardless of who they line up at quarterback, and a lot of that is not due to the talent of the passers themselves.
If Miami hopes to make Josh Rosen their long term solution at quarterback, he will need some help – and Brown could be just what he needs in that regard.
The Jets could also be a smart landing spot for Brown. New York can handle the scrutiny that would come with signing the much maligned wide receiver, and Brown could be a great fit alongside Sam Darnold when the young passer comes back from mono.
Finally, don’t sleep on Chicago. The Bears defense is Super Bowl-worthy and their offensive is one of the worst in the league.
Brown will not magically turn Mitch Trubisky into a competent starting quarterback, but he could go a long way in covering up some of the youngster’s many inadequacies.
Will Brown ultimately get signed?