Antonio Brown landed with the New England Patriots just a few hours after he was released by the Oakland Raiders this past Saturday. It turns out he may have had at least one other opportunity available.
According to USA Today, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that his team was taking a look at signing Brown when he gave an interview on ESPN Radio 710. It doesn’t come as a huge surprise.
Brown likely was only considering playoff contenders – and franchises that have demonstrated a winning culture the past few years. Seattle checks both of those boxes this year.
“We were involved with that one, yeah,” Carroll said on ESPN Radio 710 in Seattle.
Even though the opportunity to sign Brown never materialized, Carroll said the Seahawks were “ready if something was there.” For Carroll, who is known for taking a bold approach alongside general manager John Schneider in reshaping his roster via trades and free agent signings, investigating the possibility of adding a premier talent will always be a mandate.
Brown agreed to a deal with the Patriots within an hour of officially being a free agent, so it’s hard to know how many teams he and his agent had contact with. It seems like New England was his No. 1 destination.
Brown in Seattle would have been interesting, given Russell Wilson’s ability to extend plays and Brown’s ability to get open on his own.
Regardless, Brown will make his debut for the Patriots this weekend against the Miami Dolphins.