Despite Antonio Brown’s outrageous exit during this past weekend’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus New York Jets game, NFL correspondent Josina Anderson believers the wide receiver may still land on a new team after Bucs head coach Bruce Arians stated that Brown is no longer on the team.
In a tweet on Tuesday (January 4th), the NFL reporter declared, “If Antonio Brown wants a job on another team in the NFL, he can have one. That is not an option. That is what I know.”
Although Anderson seems optimistic about Antonio Brown’s quick NFL return, Twitters users seem to have a difference of opinion. One user wrote, “He’s suffering from some severe emotional or psychological issue. Maybe teams should be more concern with his health than winning? Pushing for him to play elsewhere this season is abuse.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that the Bucs have not officially released Brown, despite Arians’ post-game comments. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed, “Bucs did not officially release WR Antonio Brown on today’s wire, per source. There are ongoing discussions with the NFL about how to move ahead in this situation.”
Arians was asked on Monday (January 3rd) about how the Tampa Bay team is planning to move forward from the situation. “That’s up to [general manager Jason Licht] and what he wants to do.”
Brown is still on the Buccaneers roster.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio Says Some Teams May Be Desperate to Take Antonio Brown Even After the Mid-Game Incident
According to Fox News, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio spoke about Antonio Brown’s mid-game incident and said it’s possible that some teams may be quick enough to sign the football play even after the incident.
“The organization is very concerned about his mental health,” Florio explains. “That’s the short-term focal point. But if they do move forward releasing him – he passes through waivers. If he’s not claimed by another team, he becomes a free agent.”
Florio also said that based on what happened on the field, no one is going to give Brown another chance. “But talent always finds a way. And there are teams out there that are trying to win playoff games and pursue Super Bowl championships. And he helped the Buccaneers get one last year.”
Florio went on to declare that if whatever happened on the field can be explained and everything settles down, no one can rule out another team possibly taking a chance on Brown.
Meanwhile, Brown does seem to be done with the situation and may have already accepted that his time with the Buccaneers is over. In an Instagram post on Monday, which features him wearing his Buc gear, Brown shared, “Big MAD (Making A Difference). Thanks for the opportunity.”