We’re in the middle of an NFL season so that means we must talk about Antonio Brown despite the fact that he hasn’t caught a pass in the NFL since September of 2019.
The Antonio Brown rumor mill has been almost non-existent due to the fact that back in July he was suspended for the first eight games of the 2020 NFL for multiple violations, but with the suspension nearly over the chatter surrounding Brown has started to pick back up.
The latest talk about Brown comes out of Boston courtesy of Ken Laird of WEEI who believes that if the Patriots are serious about turning around their season then they should sign Brown. New England has plenty of cap space to do so and it certainly needs another weapon for Cam Newton and there isn’t any player out there more proven than Brown.
As Laird also pointed out, news on the AB front has been quiet since he was handed his suspension by the league. Brown has only tweeted twice in the past month, which can certainly be taken as a sign that maybe, just maybe, he’s figured something out.
“Is New England chasing a Lombardi, or is this a rebuild under Covid covers? Does the organization believe in Cam or do they just believe in a short term business arrangement? Well there’s one definite way to get that business boomin’ again, and his name is Antonio Brown. Sign him, and the Patriots are back on the contender track, with a white-knuckle ride sure to follow. At this point it’s worth a shot.”
The most interesting note about this entire idea of bringing Brown back to New England is that he did next to nothing during his time as a Patriot. He played in one game and caught four passes for the Pats in 2019, that’s it. It’s not like he has any real ties to New England at all seeing as how he was there for about 14 seconds.
The Pats need to pick up a weapon in order to compete with the Bills for the AFC East, but taking a flyer on Brown could be a swing and a miss.