The Seattle Seahawks want to maximize the championship window they have with Russell Wilson. Could Antonio Brown be a part of the solution?
Russell Wilson reportedly ‘would love’ for Seahawks to add Antonio Brown
Writing for 710 AM ESPN in Seattle, NFL insider John Clayton shared a fascinating nugget.
Per Clayton, “it’s not out of the question for the Seahawks to add another wide receiver. According to sources, Wilson would love to add Antonio Brown. Brown is also close with backup QB Geno Smith, whose one-year contract with the Seahawks was finalized Wednesday.”
This isn’t completely out of the blue. Wilson has reportedly shown interest in playing with Brown last year, too.
If the Seahawks are in fact considering Brown, Clayton writes that it won’t happen any time soon. He shared: “If the Seahawks would do something with Brown, it would be in late July or August.”
Antonio Brown still under investigation by the NFL
Really, there’s no rush whatsoever. If another team were going to sign Brown, it would have already happened.
As things currently stand, the former All-Pro receiver is still being investigated by the NFL. Due to multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, he’s been effectively out of the NFL since the New England Patriots cut him last season.
Until the investigation is over, there is a looming threat from the NFL that any team signing Brown would be subject to having him land on the commissioner’s exempt list. Meaning, Brown would get paid but wouldn’t be able to play.