It didn’t take long for former Raiders camp body Antonio Brown to find a new home.
According to multiple reports, Brown has inked a one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Brown now joins a wide receiver group that also includes Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Demaryius Thomas, Philip Dorsett, and Jakobi Meyers.
In 15 games in 2018 with the Steelers, Brown hauled in 104 passes for 1,297 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns. Over the last six seasons, he has amassed 9,145 yards on 686 receptions and 57 touchdowns.
New England quickly became a potential landing spot once he was officially released by the Raiders earlier today. If you read the tea leaves, it made all the sense in the world if Brown truly wanted to play football. And, given the money the Patriots gave him, it seems as though that is the case. Since the signing can’t be officially announced until after tomorrow night, Brown won’t be eligible to play Sunday night against his other former team, the Steelers.
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On paper, the Patriots have the best offense in the league. In addition to the bevy of talented receivers on the team, the Patriots employ a number of versatile backs who are dangerous in both the running and passing attack. In Brown, the Patriots now add a perennial 100-catch, 1,200+ yard receiver.
On top of joining an already deep receiver group, Brown will also enjoy quite an upgrade at the quarterback position with Tom Brady. Now, the biggest question is, can Brown fall in line with the ‘Patriot Way’?
Only time will tell.