5 Teams still expected to sign Antonio Brown, despite his 8-game suspension
Infamous All-Professional extensive receiver Antonio Brown has had his justifiable share of off-field troubles in latest reminiscence, and it looks like it’s not going to succeed in its finish quickly.
He was simply slapped with an 8-game suspension for his function in a January dispute at his residence and for sending threatening texts to a girl who had accused him of sexual misconduct. On prime of those points, Brown nonetheless faces an investigation into accusations that he sexually assaulted his former coach in 2017 and 2018.
The previous Central Michigan standout is at present an unrestricted free agent and might signal with any crew.
This record dives into the 5 groups that may nonetheless profit from the companies of the 32-year previous veteran.
5. Houston Texans
The relocation of the 2017 NFL receiving touchdowns chief in DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals might presumably be the largest commerce shock of the offseason.
In alternate for the four-time Professional Bowl extensive receiver and a 2020 fourth-round decide, Invoice O’ Brien bought ball-carrier David Johnson, a 2020 second-round decide, and a 2021 fourth-round decide in return. It’s at all times arduous to interchange a participant the caliber of Hopkins however Antonio Brown could be the closest accessible to suit the invoice.
Signing him to a cut price ‘prove-it’ deal might do properly for either side. The Houston offense can be again prefer it by no means left and Brown can have the chance to showcase his wares as soon as once more after a 12 months’s absence.
4. Inexperienced Bay Packers
After falling one recreation in need of a Tremendous Bowl LIV look, long-time Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pleaded for Inexperienced Bay’s entrance workplace to encompass him with extra weapons for the upcoming season.
As a substitute, the crew went with Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th decide within the very first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft. Transferring ahead, Antonio Brown might very properly be the weapon that Aaron Rodgers has lengthy been asking for.
Pairing the seven-time Professional Bowler with three-time Professional Bowl wideout Davante Adams will definitely take the Packers offense to the following degree.
3. New England Patriots
Despite the fact that their most up-to-date partnership didn’t finish properly, it’s nonetheless not too late for either side to make amends.
This is smart after six Patriots veterans have opted out of taking part in within the upcoming season for worry of the coronavirus pandemic so far. Brown can nonetheless be an enormous increase for the Patriots offense that’s trying to make up for a depleted defensive rotation.
A possible Cam Newton-Antonio Brown connection can nonetheless give a number of groups’ defensive traces main complications.
2. Seattle Seahawks
The talks involving Antonio Brown and the Seattle Seahawks are nonetheless very a lot alive even after the crew only in the near past acquired star security Jamal Adams from the New York Jets. Playmaker Russell Wilson and their already-loaded offense can positively welcome one other potent goal as properly.
If this deal involves fruition, Brown can be becoming a member of a deep wideout room consisting of 2015 Professional Bowler Tyler Lockett, sophomore DK Metcalf, and former Patriot Philip Dorsett.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The arrival of the most recent captain of the Buccaneers’ ship in Tom Brady could be the largest motive why an Antonio Brown signing remains to be possible.
The 2 have beforehand partnered throughout Brown’s brief stint in New England final season and are nonetheless seemingly in good phrases. The Bucs are already wanting harmful with the looming comeback run of Rob Gronkowski together with potent targets in LeSean McCoy, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin.
The addition of Antonio Brown might very properly be the final piece to the puzzle that may assist Tampa Bay dethrone the NFC South division chief New Orleans Saints in 2020.