Rumors have been swirling around that Russell Wilson wants Antonio Brown in Seattle. Not only would this move give Brown a chance to get back to playing in the NFL, but it would give the Seahawks one of the best receiving corps in the league. Therefore, would Antonio Brown be a good fit for the Seahawks?
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During his heyday, Antonio Brown was the league’s best wideout. At age 31, he still has it in him to play at a high level. In 2018, Brown had 1,297 receiving yards, 15 receiving touchdowns, and 104 catches. However, Brown’s seven time pro bowl and four time all pro resume does not match his character in the locker room.
After being moved to the Raiders last offseason, Brown ended up being cut by Oakland, after getting into a cryotherapy accident, as well as making a fuss over trying to get the NFL to approve a helmet he wanted to wear. New England even picked him up, but dropped him after only one game.
Brown is a terrible addition to any locker room, and I doubt that Pete Carroll would want to bring a player with as big of an ego as Brown, onto Seattle’s roster.
Yet just imagine what that offense would look like. Russell Wilson would have three legitimate wideouts in Brown, Lockett, and Metcalf who could complement each other nicely, and with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde in the running game, the Seahawks would have an extremely balanced yet highly powerful offense. Brown would also add more playmaking abilities to an offense that has to compete with the high flying offenses of the NFC West. Bringing in Antonio Brown would not only make the Seahawks the favorite to win their division, but a likely candidate to compete for the number one seed in the NFC.
However, bringing in Brown is a risk vs reward scenario. If Brown acts up, having one of his tantrums, then his actions could negatively affect the Seahawks’ organization and season. However, if Brown could hold his emotions together and stay in line, the Seahawks would become Super Bowl contenders.
With that said, I don’t think Pete Carroll and John Schneider would be willing to bring Brown to the Seahawks. In their minds, the Seahawks already have great offensive weapons, and although Brown would certainly take Seattle’s aerial attack to the next level, the risk is not worth the reward for Seattle’s front office.