Amid reports that the Seattle Seahawks did a deep dive on Antonio Brown, the free agent wide receiver has seemingly announced his retirement…again.
The former All-Pro wide receiver shared a series of tweets on Monday saying he’s done with football.https://twitter.com/AB84/status/1285277723326324740?s=20 https://twitter.com/AB84/status/1285278864965545984?s=20 https://twitter.com/AB84/status/1285280604133761036?s=20
It's the third time since last September that Brown has announced his retirement. NFL Twitter wasted no time shading Brown’s announcement. Many skeptics found it hard to believe he has hung up his football cleats permanently, while several Seahawks fans were left wondering what could have been.
No, please come to Seattle pic.twitter.com/mfsbUA61C1— Kraigen (@kme0120) July 20, 2020
Nobody :— john (@iam_johnw) July 20, 2020
Antonio brown coming onto social media to announce he’s retiring from the nfl every other week : pic.twitter.com/QnH1bEDkq8
Antonio Brown retires:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 20, 2020
looking forward to the next one https://t.co/hhPLPA1qy8
In 2016, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown managed to earn a 15-yard penalty and a $12,000 fine for twerking after a touchdown.— UberFacts (@UberFacts) July 20, 2020
How many times has Antonio Brown said he's done then said he's not done? This is at least the third time he's said he's done right? https://t.co/8LrlbopaBR— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) July 20, 2020
Until he changes his mind again...guess he's retiring....for now. https://t.co/sij6aH9AGc— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 20, 2020
When the line at Dairy Queen is too long https://t.co/Xym77THvfq— Christian Arcand (@ChristianArcand) July 20, 2020
This tweet didn’t age well, either.
gearing up to do it again AB2.0 https://t.co/zcNv7mbofZ— AB (@AB84) July 14, 2020
If Brown, 32, is actually done with football, he’ll finish a seven-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro over his 10-year career with the Steelers, Raiders and Patriots. Brown had six-straight seasons with over 100 receptions and 1,200 yards with the Steelers from 2013-18, but forced a trade following a contract dispute.
Brown was then sent to the Raiders in exchange for third and sixth round picks in 2019, but never played a single game in Oakland. He signed with the Patriots, where he played just one game and caught a single touchdown, upon his release due to rape and sexual assault allegations.
He was a player on the Seahawks’ radar, recently working out with Seattle star quarterback Russell Wilson, but now it appears his NFL career is over.
Whether Brown is actually retiring from football this time remains unknown. You can bet Seahawks general manager John Schneider will keep his phone on loud, you know, just in case Brown changes his mind.
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