Antonio Brown was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career, but a handful of off-field incidents could jeopardize his chances of playing in the NFL ever again. Fortunately for the former All-Pro wideout, it sounds like a few teams are interested in his services.
When it comes to strictly producing on the field, only a couple of wide receivers can match Brown. He’s just that good at creating separation and making big-time plays.
There is still some uncertainty surrounding which team will inevitably take a chance on Brown. And yet, the football world received a subtle hint on the Pat McAfee Show. According to former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could be in the mix for the Pro Bowl offensive weapon.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if Tampa makes another move,” Lombardi told McAfee. “I’m thinking the Buccaneers are chipping away. I’m just saying keep your antennas up.”
You think AB ends up a Buc this season? pic.twitter.com/e2Xhw3XA40
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 30, 2020
Back in March, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that his team will not be signing Brown. The two have history together dating back to their time in Pittsburgh.
Arians also said Brown is “too much diva” in January of 2019. His comments were then validated when Brown forced his way out of Oakland and Pittsburgh in less than a year.
What could make this potential pairing happen is the fact that Brady and Brown get along pretty well. They had undeniable chemistry in their only game together for the New England Patriots. Perhaps they’ll try to run it back this fall.
Tampa Bay already has an elite receiving duo in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. If the front office rolls the dice on Brown, the offense might just become unstoppable – assuming that Brown can stay on the field.