Once considered the best wide receiver in football, Antonio Brown found himself a free agent for a majority of the season after his fall from grace due to off the field issues. Both the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens are having internal discussions about signing Brown for a late-season push according to NFL Networks Michael Silver .
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) June 23, 2020
Silver reports that Brown has been doing offseason workouts with Seattle Seahawks’ back up quarterback Geno Smith. He also mentions that Brown’s cousin Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is a member of the Baltimore Ravens who has considered the idea of signing AB.
This should not be a surprise because both the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks have flirted with the idea of signing Brown within this past year. Both teams’ starting quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson have publicly stated that they are very open to the idea of Brown joining their respective teams at some point this offseason. Earlier in the offseason, a video emerged of last season’s MVP Jackson working out with Brown.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo also reports that ‘there’s a strong sense’ the Seattle Seahawks will upgrade at wide receiver bringing in Brown or Josh Gordon. Both Brown and Gordon have controversial pasts but are extremely talented and eager to return to the NFL.
Brown is a seven-time Pro Bowler and eight-time All-Pro. Brown was named a First-Team All-Pro every year from 2014-2017. He has led the league in receptions and receiving yards on two separate occasions. His last full active season in the league Brown led the league receiving touchdowns with 15 in 15 games. Brown also had 1,297 receiving yards on 104 receptions. Play like this earned Brown a spot on the 2010’s All-Decade Team.
After nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown demanded a trade and got his wish when he was moved to the Oakland Raiders for a third round draft pick (Diontae Johnson) and a fifth round pick (Zach Gentry). After extremely controversial comments and actions during training camp Brown was released by the Raiders before Week 1.
That same day Brown was signed by the New England Patriots and made his debut for them week 2 against the Miami Dolphins. Brown had four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown during that game. That would be Brown’s only game played in 2019-20 because after that he was released to do the reveal of some controversial text messages.