Just the NFL news everyone has been waiting for. Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown has finally decided to call it quits (again).
Antonio Brown announces he is retiring from the NFL for the first since he announced he was retiring from the NFL on September 22. pic.twitter.com/dRAHtR9Z3F
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 20, 2020
Joking aside, I think this is actually it for the former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro. He has continually flirted with the idea of coming back to the NFL, but at this point I can’t see any team committing to him.
Although Brown’s talent on the field is unmatched, his run ins with the front offices of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and New England Patriots have made every team weary about trying to acquire his services.
Besides, Brown has also had his moments with law enforcement and his own representation. He has not appeared stable since sitting out that Week 17 game for the Steelers two years ago.
So with all of this history, and the fact that he can’t even commit to playing football again after sitting out almost the entirety of last season, why would any team take a shot? The answer is talent, but at this point in time adding Brown to your team looks to have a longer list of cons than pros.
All in all, this stinks. Brown is historically one of the best receivers to ever suit up on a NFL field. But after how he managed everything since his exit from Pittsburgh, he will be remembered more as a loose cannon who couldn’t keep his mouth closed.
to be clear there should be no debate. he’d be my pick as the best wr of the 2010s
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) July 20, 2020
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)
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