The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Antonio Brown was released this week.
Antonio Brown released: Free agent destinations
This came just four days after the star wide receiver took off his helmet and exited the field in the middle of a game against the New York Jets.
Brown has had a history of causing conflict on all the teams he has been on.
When in Pittsburgh, he had a falling out with multiple players including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
He then had two brief stints in Oakland and New England.
In Oakland, he frequently missed workouts and had issues with General Manager Mike Mayock and coach John Gruden.
This resulted in his release before the start of the 2019 season where he was picked up by New England.
However, Brown would only play one game in New England after he was accused of sexual assault by one of his former trainers.
After this he was given an eight-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
He was then signed by Tampa Bay in 2020 where he won a Super Bowl, but Brown has once again been released.
Antonio Brown free agency begins once again.
Here are a few destinations for free agent Antonio Brown.
If Brown is to play in the NFL again, a return to the team that drafted him would be a nice way to end it.
With speculation that Ben Roethlisberger is leaning towards retirement, Brown could make a return to Pittsburgh if he is willing to make up with head coach Mike Tomlin.
Trading Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans has left a big gap at wide receiver for Atlanta.
Even though Brown would not be able to fill those shoes entirely, he would be able to give the Falcons a boost at the position.
This could also help open up tight end Kyle Pitts more.
With the Cowboys history of signing big name players, you cannot rule them out at this point.
Yes, this might seem like a reach, but hear me out.
Brown would be a great second option for any team at receiver, so signing with a contender might be a good move.
With the presence he brings just having him on the field could get other receivers open or Brown himself could end up finding himself open.
After the disruption Brown has caused since the end of his days in Pittsburgh, he might just remain a free agent.
The teams at the lower end of the league will not offer him big money and the contending teams will not want disruption in the locker room.
Unfortunately, Antonio Brown may have blown his last chance in the NFL.