Antonio Brown smiles on the sideline
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) reacts on the sideline during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL whenever he takes the field. Now on the path to redemption with dreams of rejoining an NFL roster, Brown is putting his skills on display once again with the hopes someone will notice.

Brown showed what he could do with Lamar Jackson during a private workout with the Baltimore Ravens star in April. While it didn’t land him a contract with the Ravens, Brown seems to be hoping his latest workout will change that.

There shouldn’t be anyone questioning Brown’s talent. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro receiver is simply outstanding, especially on routes like this. Before everything unraveled in 2019, Brown was coming off six consecutive seasons with 100-plus catches, 1,200-plus receiving yards and eight-plus touchdowns.

Of course, it’s not the talent that teams are questioning. The NFL is still investigating sexual assault allegations¬†against him, which led to the New England Patriots releasing him. Brown then went through¬†another stretch of more off-field issues¬†following his release, including¬†an arrest in January for battery.

He has seemed to turn a corner since that stretch of off-field issues. After vowing to take responsibility for his actions, Brown hired a new agent and even contributed to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Jackson and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would love to have him on their respective teams, but it might be a while before that happens.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick