Antonio Brown Signs with the Buccaneers!2 min read
NFL star wide receiver Antonio Brown played a key role in the Pittsburgh Steelers offense for a majority of his career, until he recently decided to move on from the team.
Since that decision, his career has been a rapid time full of ups and downs. Antonio Brown flew into Tampa Bay a few days prior and was expected to sign with the Buccaneers, and reunite with Tom Brady. According to Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers are “quietly working on a deal with wide receiver Antonio Brown and it’s now ‘very close’”. Brady and Brown got along pretty well during Brown’s short stint in New England last season.
It was stated from Rapoport that Tom Brady has done a major part in getting Antonio Brown to come with the Buccaneers. When speaking of the contract, Rapoport says, “Brown is a two-month rental and the belief is it’s a 1-year deal with significant upside for Brown.” Antonio is still serving his 8-game suspension after previously being arrested for allegedly attacking a moving truck driver as well as allegations over raping his former trainer.
Once Antonio Brown lands in Tampa, it will be day 1 of the Covid protocol. Antonio has signed with the Buccaneers so he will be able to play in Week 9 with the team. The Buccaneers are not at all worried about signing Brown even when looking at his history. In recent years, Antonio Brown has burned bridges with the Steelers, Raiders, and Patriots, so hopefully he can keep a clean slate with the Buccaneers.
The Seahawks also showed interest in Brown and you can also see this in a public interview with Russell Wilson. Brown knew that the Seahawks were interested in him but it seems he would much rather play with Tom Brady.