Trent Williams openly recruiting Antonio Brown to the San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers star Trent Williams just signed the most-lucrative contract for an offensive tackle in NFL history. He now apparently wants to team up with Antonio Brown.

The free-agent receiver posted a video on Instagram of him working out. Williams responded accordingly, recruiting Brown to the Bay Area in the process.

Antonio Brown on the 49ers would certainly be an interesting fit. After some major issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers, then-Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots, the seven-time Pro Bowler played well for the eventual Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past season.

Brown, 32, caught 45 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns in eight regular-season games. He added eight catches in three playoff outings while missing the NFC Championship Game due to injury.

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Is Antonio Brown a fit with the San Francisco 49ers?

Antonio Brown, San Francisco 49ers
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On the field, sure. Despite a solid free agency period, San Francisco needs more help at wide receiver behind young guns Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

In fact, the team’s leading pass-catcher from the wide receiver position behind those two is Richie James. He caught all of 23 passes a season ago.

With Brown’s off-field reputation pretty much known around the league, he remains a free agent while lesser receivers have been swooped up. That could be an issue as it relates to a potential marriage with the 49ers.

It’s also important to note that Antonio Brown has a solid built-in relationship with Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady stemming form their days as teammates in New England and this past season in Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have done a tremendous job retaining most of their core free agents from last season’s Super Bowl run. It’s possible Brown could follow suit.

If not, Trent Williams would love to have the enigmatic receiver move to the Bay Area to presumably catch passes from Jimmy Garoppolo.

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