Antonio Brown is officially back in the NFL. After spending a year away from the league due to several off-field incidents, the former All-Pro wideout is ready to make an impact with a familiar face.
On Friday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent shockwaves through the league by signing Brown to a one-year deal. He clearly wanted to reunite with Tom Brady - albeit they only played one game together during their time in New England.
As for Brown's contract with the Buccaneers, it's currently loaded with incentives. NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo provided an update on this deal earlier this morning.
"It's a one-year deal, and it's a very low-risk deal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," Garafolo said on Good Morning Football. "It's slightly above the minimum salary. There are also per game roster bonuses, so for every game that he's active he'll get paid a chunk of money. He has individual incentives, as well as team incentives up to and including the Super Bowl."
One of the main concerns is how will Brown handle not being the No. 1 wideout on the Buccaneers. Despite his resume, it's unlikely that he'll pass Mike Evans or Chris Godwin on the depth chart.
Another issue is his rocky relationship with Bruce Arians. Before the 2020 season even started, Arians said "I just know him, and — it’s not a fit in our locker room."
Something must have happened behind the scenes for Arians to change his tone. Either that or Brady has some control over the team's roster.
Brown is expected to make his debut in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints.