Antonio Brown is fresh off of a season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that may have revitalized his NFL career. Last season, the Buccaneers brought Brown in after Tom Brady pushed the team to sign him. However, the Buccaneers were not the only team interested, as the Green Bay Packers were also rumored to have shown interest in signing him.
Now, according to one NFL scout who asked to remain anonymous, the Packers could be a team to watch in free agency for Brown.
“Green Bay really wanted to sign AB last season, but the Buccaneers ended up being his choice. Aaron Rodgers loves the idea of playing with Antonio. I would watch for them to show interest again in free agency, especially coming up just one win short of the Super Bowl once again.”
Talk about a move that would shock the NFL. Antonio Brown heading to the Packers would give Green Bay one of the most dynamic offenses in the league. Davante Adams is currently one of, if not the best wide receiver in the game.
Brown ended up playing in eight games with the Buccaneers during the regular season. He caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns. In the playoffs, he racked up eight catches for 81 yards and two scores.
Many believe that Brown will simply re-sign with the Buccaneers this offseason. He is close friends with Brady and has a great situation. But, Brown could be looking for more money, and the Packers might be willing to pay a bit more.
Granted, the Packers still have to figure out their salary cap issues. They have been doing a good job thus far and should find a way to free up some money. If they do, Brown would be a perfect addition, assuming he stays away from off-the-field issues.
There is no guarantee that the Packers will pursue Antonio Brown, or that he would have interest in signing with them. After all, he passed on them last year.
Expect to hear quite a few rumors about Brown this offseason. He may not be the superstar that he once was, but he is still a very talented wideout. A team like the Packers would be a perfect fit for him and he could help them get over the hump and into the Super Bowl.