Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. is sticking up for his good friend Antonio Brown, and he has full trust that the disgraced wideout has what it takes to get back to the NFL and prove his doubters wrong. In fact, he is so confident that he is ready to put his money where his mouth is.
Brown is still not giving up hope on a potential return to the league after his rather ugly exit from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. To recall, he walked out mid-game during their Week 17 showdown with the New York Jets, with cameras spotting him taking off his gear before exiting the arena in front of the fans.
Many believe that it's the end of Brown's NFL career, as no team would want to deal with his behavior and on- and off-field antics that could very well distract the team.
With this notion, Mayweather dropped a massive offer for any NFL team in a bid to get Brown back into the gridiron. The boxing legend's offer is simple: if any team signs Brown, they'll give them $20 million if the wide receiver doesn't last a full season. But if he does, then the said team has to pay AB the $20 million.
“This is for any team that’s watching right now. We'll make them a deal. If they sign AB and AB go through the whole season no problems at all, and then they got to give us $20 million, but if he mess up then we’ve got to give them $20 million. So if any team want to match that, you know, reach out to us,” Mayweather said.
There is no doubt that Antonio Brown still has the talent to perform at the highest level of football. The problem, however, is how he really conducts himself on and off the field.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s offer is quite fair from a financial standpoint. After all, there is really not that much harm if AB becomes a problem again, the team that signs him can simply cut him off. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if an NFL franchise would be willing to gamble and take all the possible distractions and drama that just seem to follow Brown.
— AB (@AB84) April 8, 2022