The Buccaneers gave Brown a new lease on his career after almost a year's absence away from the league. The seven-time Pro Bowler joined his former New England Patriots teammate in Tom Brady earlier this season on a minimum deal. Brady reportedly a key part in getting Tampa Bay to give Brown a chance.
Brown managed to carve a role on the stacked Buccaneers offense, which is headlined by Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Rob Gronkowski. In eight appearances in the regular season, Brown notched 483 receiving yards on 45 receptions along with four touchdowns scored.
Brown continued his good showing against the Washington Football Team in the Wild Card Round, contributing 49 yards on two receptions and a touchdown. The Buccaneers snagged a 31-23 victory against Washington to advance to the next round.
In the Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints, Brown was limited to 10 yards on a lone catch due to a knee injury, but his team still managed to grab the 30-20 victory. He was initially listed as day-to-day but is now officially ruled out of the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is hoping that his other offensive weapons will step up in Antonio Brown's place as Tampa Bay aims to punch a ticket to Super Bowl LV with a victory on Sunday.