With Antonio Brown’s suspension set to come to an end following Week 8, NFL teams are starting to sniff around about the possibility of signing the star wide receiver. Even following his crazy off-the-field and on-the-field issues last season, his talent is intriguing. One potential landing spot could be the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers have been one of the best teams in the league over the first six weeks of the season. They are coming off of a brutal 38-10 whooping at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level this season, but he could use more weapons. Davante Adams is a proven superstar, but behind him the Packers don’t have much. Brown would immediately take the Green Bay offense to another level.
CBS Sports certainly thinks the Packers would be a good fit and they have Green Bay listed as the No. 2 potential landing spot for Brown behind just the Seattle Seahawks.
Davante Adams is the clear-cut No. 1, but fellow starter Allen Lazard is banged up, and Aaron Rodgers has proven he’s got more than enough arm talent to make a serious run in 2020. Better yet: Adding Brown wouldn’t require them to spend any future draft picks, as would be the case in a hypothetical deadline trade for someone like A.J. Green.
Brown may not be worth the risk for the Packers. They may not want to risk messing up their locker room chemistry. However, the franchise could simply cut Brown if they don’t like what they are seeing from him.
Brian Gutekunst needs to be aggressive with the Packers’ championship window closing. Rodgers isn’t getting any younger and could be leaving the Packers in a few years. Winning a Super Bowl now should be the priority.
If the Packers are being honest, Brown would absolutely help them win a championship. That is assuming he keeps his head straight, which is a debatable expectation, but it’s worth the risk.
Expect to hear plenty of rumors about Antonio Brown in the coming weeks. The Packers may not end up having interest in him, but they should.