In this video, NorbCam discusses 5 reasons why the Seahawks should sign Antonio Brown.
Since 2011, Brown has had over 1000 receiving yards except for 2012 where he had 787. He has played in nearly all the games of every year with the exception of 2019. He is reliable and can be counted on to be on the field. In 2018, he had 104 receptions, 1297 yards and 15 touchdowns. It is no surprise why Russell Wilson would want a true number one receiver like Brown on the Seahawks.
Wilson has been very adamant about wanting more higher profile free agents this past offseason and Antonio Brown is about as high as high as they come in the wide receiver free agent list. Wilson has been very vocal about wanting the Seahawks to bring Antonio Brown to Seattle. His recent social media videos only further demonstrate the point. Russell Wilson is the focal point of the offense. His input on what the Seahawks offense needs should be heavily considered by Pete Carroll and OC, Brian Schottenheimer. Seattle will continue to be a balanced run/pass offense, but imagine if Wilson were to go into the post-season with Antonio Brown, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Will Dissly to throw to? Suddenly, this Seahawks offense goes from good to great.
Make no mistake, Antonio Brown is a diva wide receiver. He plays best when he’s happy with his situation. At this point, Brown would be very happy to be in Seattle. Seattle is not a team that likes to throw the ball a ton and Brown is well aware of this. He must also be aware that Russell Wilson is one of the best deep throwers in the league on a team that is consistently in the playoff hunt – a very tempting situation.
The COVID19 situation combined with Brown’s offseason issues may result in a lower price to sign him. Cam Newton signed with the Patriots in a one year deal with a $1.05 million base salary. In a typical calendar year, Cam Newton likely signs a much higher contract. The same applies to Antonio Brown. There may not be a better year to get Brown at a discount.
Antonio Brown’s 2020 season depends highly on his sexual assault/rape case and the potential punishment to be determined by the NFL. Brown likely faces several game suspensions in 2020. He may not be able to re-enter the league until late in the season. The benefit to the Seahawks is that they would not have to deal with any potential AB antics or distractions until after the team has played most of the season and solidified their locker room. Like Percy Harvin in 2013, Antonio Brown could be the secret weapon addition at the end of the season to insure a deep playoff run.