The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have generated plenty of hype with their influx of star power this offseason. This led to some speculation regarding their interest in potentially adding free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown to the mix for the 2020 NFL season.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians subsequently shot down any notion of signing Brown due to a lack of fit with the team. Although rumors have since started to swirl once again, nothing has changed on the Buccaneers’ end, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic:
For what it’s worth, I’m told nothing has changed with Bucs and their lack of interest in signing Antonio Brown. As Bruce Arians made clear in March, just not a match.
The update should hardly come as a surprise considering how adamant Arians was in his statements regarding the prospect of signing Brown. Regardless, it remains to be seen if the Buccaneers will have a change-of-heart ahead of the 2020 campaign.
Any chance of Brown getting picked up by the Buccaneers could hinge on quarterback Tom Brady’s interest in bringing him in. After all, Brady had reportedly been upset with how his former teammate’s stint came to an end with the New England Patriots. This would certainly make for quite the reunion on an offense that is already loaded with talent across the board.
Of course, there are obvious concerns that come with signing Brown, given his track record of issues both on and off the field. The high-risk, high-reward nature seems to be too much for the Buccaneers coach to take on at the moment.