MVP candidate Russell Wilson reportedly pushed the Seattle Seahawks to sign controversial wide receiver Antonio Brown before the team ended up claiming former Browns and Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon off waivers.
Brown, who hasn’t played since Week 2 with the Patriots, has continued to claim that he still wants to play in the NFL while his social media activity and numerous legal issues have basically made that all but impossible, was reportedly considered by Seattle at the request of their franchise QB.
Before they claimed wide receiver Josh Gordon on waivers Friday, the Seattle Seahawks had been doing their due diligence on free-agent receiver Antonio Brown, league sources told ESPN.
Even star quarterback Russell Wilson was pushing the Seahawks to sign Brown before they claimed Gordon, according to sources.
Even with Seattle deciding that Brown wasn’t worth all the trouble, his agent Drew Rosenhaus claims there are still “a few teams that are very interested in signing Antonio once this process is over.”
That “process” involves Brown getting some sort of resolution to the at least five different lawsuits that have been filed against him, including multiple accusations of sexual assault.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old wide receiver is still very active on social media with Brown’s latest bit of strange behavior seeing him give away his New England Patriots ID badge with his name misspelled on it to a random fan on Twitter.