Antonio Brown continues to wait for the NFL to rule on any discipline he might receive for the sexual assault allegations against him. Until that happens, it is unlikely that he will sign with a team anytime soon. Assuming he avoids suspension, lets look at the five teams that are most likely to sign him once the dust settles:
1. New England Patriots:
This may be one of the few teams that would be willing to sign AB before the end of 2019. Its becoming more and more clear that Tom Brady is completely frustrated with the lack of weapons on offense for the Patriots. With the championship window closing rapidly, don’t be surprised if New England goes for broke and brings Antonio Brown back to ignite a struggling offense.
2. Philadelphia Eagles:
Have the Eagles reached the point where they are desperate enough to make this kind of move to make the playoffs? Maybe. Philadelphia’s offense has struggled all season, and could use an immediate upgrade at wide receiver. If the commissioner ruled tomorrow there would be no suspension coming for Brown, the Eagles would be first to the phone to get a deal done.
3. Los Angles Rams:
We all know how much Los Angeles loves their stars. Combine that with this being yet another struggling offense, and the fit seems perfect. Brandon Cooks has struggled with concussions this season, causing him to miss two games. He hasn’t scored a touchdown since week two, and is on pace for the worst season of his career. The Rams could certainly use the kind of spark AB could provide.
4. Kansas City Chiefs:
This one is almost too scary to think about. Andy Reid has never shied away from players with character flaws in the past, so why start now? Imagine Patrick Mahomes in an offense filled with weapons like AB, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Sammy Watkins. That’s just terrifying to opposing defenses.
5. New York Jets:
Can we really put anything past the New York Jets? A move like this would surely give them all the headlines in New York. Reuniting Brown and Le’Veon Bell would do wonders for the offense in theory. It may not be the smartest move for Sam Darnold’s career to have a ball-demanding receiver like AB, but when have the Jets ever been known for great decision making?