Antonio Brown may never play another down in the NFL after leaving the field in the middle of Sunday’s game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brown has had plenty of chances to stick around in the league, yet he has had a controversial exit from all of the four teams he’s played for in his 12-year career.
Does Brown deserve another opportunity in the NFL after his latest actions? He may get another chance regardless. Per CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson, Brown has another job playing wide receiver in the NFL if he wants one. Basically, some team will take a chance at Brown even with all his transgressions.
Based on his play on the field, Brown has had a Hall of Fame career. He’s the only player in NFL history with six consecutive seasons of 100 catches and the only player to have six straight seasons of 100 catches and 1,000 receiving yards (Marvin Harrison is the closest with four straight). Brown has recorded 928 catches for 12,291 yards and 83 touchdowns — making seven Pro Bowls and earning first-team All-Pro honors four times. Brown had 42 catches for 545 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games in 2021 (with three 100-yard games), so he’s been productive when actually playing.
Distractions aside, teams seem to have an interest in adding Brown to their roster whenever he becomes available. Head coach Bruce Arians said after Sunday’s game that Brown is “no longer a Buc,” but the team hasn’t officially released Brown yet and may not for the remainder of the 2021 season — meaning teams that have an interest in him wouldn’t be able to use him until next season at the earliest.
These four teams could use Brown in 2022, all of which appear to have had prior interest in Brown at some point.
The Ravens showed interest in Brown before he signed with the Buccaneers in 2020, back when Baltimore had one of the worst wide receiver groups in the NFL. Baltimore has improved at…