Antonio Brown has announced his retirement more times in the past year than the number of games he’s played in.
The former Patriots, Raiders and Steelers’ wide receiver announced he is apparently retiring from the NFL on Monday again, months after he first declared he’d step away from football on Sept. 22, 2019.
Antonio Brown announces he is retiring from the NFL for the first since he announced he was retiring from the NFL on September 22. pic.twitter.com/dRAHtR9Z3F— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 20, 2020
When the seven-time Pro Bowler first announced his retirement 10 months ago, he based it off his deteriorating relationship with NFL owners and the frustrations he had with the league altogether. However, now, Brown cited the ongoing risk of playing the season during a global pandemic.
He tweeted, “At this point the risk is greater than the reward thank you everyone who been part of this journey I sincerely thank you for everything! Life goes on 84!”
However, Brown may have not even played a game this season as he remained a free agent after a chaotic 2019 summer and season.
After the Steelers drafted him in 2010, he became one of the NFL’s best wide receivers and led the league in touchdowns once and in catches and receiving yards twice.
He was traded to the Raiders in March of 2019. Brown would never play a snap for the Raiders as he was released on Sept. 7, 2019. He then signed with the Patriots and played one game last season before being cut again.
Even though he has now announced his retirement twice, it’s hard to believe this is the last time we’ll hear or see the enigmatic wide receiver make NFL headlines.
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