Jerry Rice had a conversation with Antonio Brown on Sunday. On Monday morning during a radio appearance with 95.7 The Game, he shared what he learned.
Hint: It’s really interesting news for 49ers fans.
According to Rice, Brown “wants to come here really bad.”
Does Antonio Brown want to play for the 49ers?
"Yeah, he wants to come here really bad."@JerryRice on his Facetime conversation yesterday w/ Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/oiqBHoeODu
— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) January 14, 2019
This isn’t the first time Rice has thrown himself into this fascinating narrative. Recently, he made it clear which side of the fence he stands on as it pertains to Brown potentially joining the 49ers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have already made it clear that it is unlikely they will be able to resolve the issues between Brown and the organization. Owner Dan Rooney II recently said he thinks it’s unlikely to happen and hinted that the team would explore trade opportunities.
Things really blew up right before the Steelers’ Week 17 game when Brown reportedly got into it with Ben Roethlisberger, skipped multiple practices and the team’s walkthrough and was then benched for the final regular-season game.
The 49ers do have a handful of different trade options available to them if making a deal for Brown is something they want to pursue.
This offseason is going to be a ton of fun for those who enjoy rumors and rants.