Antonio Brown may be hanging up the cleats for good. The star NFL receiver took to Twitter to share a handful of tweets hinting at his retirement.
On Monday, the Super Bowl winner, who is currently unsigned, tweeted: “Is it time to walk away i done [checkmark emoji] everything in the game ?!!” He continued by addressing the risk of playing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Brown writes “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!”
After sharing the retirement posts, Brown tweeted out the name of his rap album, “Himothy.” Many Twitter users took the tweet to mean that he plans to change course from athletics over to rap.
Even though Brown remains unsigned, fans hoped to see him on the field once again. At 32-years-old, many Twitter users didn’t expect to see Brown walk away from the sport. A number of football fans took to the comments to voice their wishes at seeing Brown team up with Lamar Jackson in Baltimore.
What if Antonio Brown Doesn’t Retire?
Before seemingly announcing his retirement, a number of outlets speculated that Brown may join either the Baltimore Ravens of Seattle Seahawks. However, he likely would not have appeared on opening day. Towards the end of the 2019 season, Brown faced a multi-game suspension due to allegations of sexual assault and rape filed in early September.
Provided that Brown genuinely retires, he walks away as one of the all-time great wide receivers. During his stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010-2018, Brown put up incredible numbers. Playing in 130 games, Brown recorded 837 receptions. Furthermore, Brown racked up 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl squad seven times and made the All-Pro First Team four times.
[H/T Pop Culture]