On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills released veteran wideout John Brown. It was strictly a financial move since it cleared $7.93 million in cap space for the 2021 season.
Brown signed a three-year deal with the Bills in 2019 and immediately became one of their top playmakers, hauling in 72 passes for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. Unfortunately, injuries prevented him from having that big of an impact in 2020.
Although it’s always tough getting released right before the start of free agency, Brown doesn’t sound too worried about his future.
During an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio this morning, Brown revealed two teams that he’s interested in playing for this year.
“It depends who needs receivers, but the Pittsburgh Steelers – Big Ben is definitely good with the deep ball,” Brown said. “And the Indianapolis Colts. The way they use T.Y. Hilton [impresses him]. And when we played those guys in the playoffs last year, I walked off and thought this team is up-and-coming.”
"The Pittsburgh Steelers, Big Ben is definitely good with the deep ball and the Indianapolis Colts"
– Free Agent WR John Brown joined us to talk about his release and teams he'd like to play for.
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) March 11, 2021
Pittsburgh could end up needing another wideout if it loses JuJu Smith-Schuster in free agency. Indianapolis, meanwhile, has more than enough money to make Brown a reasonable offer in free agency.
Brown, 30, still has plenty of gas left in the tank to be an impact player for a title-contending team. However, the market is currently loaded with veteran receivers. That could end up affecting the amount of money he makes this offseason.