PFF surprisingly names Antonio Brown as a potential free agency target
Pro Football Focus has put out their list of players for each team to target during the 2020 offseason, and one player the New England Patriots have listed as a target is Antonio Brown. Brown played for one game with the Patriots during the 2019 season and he caught four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.
With all the off the field issues surrounding Brown, the team decided to release him, but there are still a lot who question what this season could have been if the team would have kept him.
The Patriots need to bring in a star wide receiver this offseason, and PFF thinks if they miss out on someone like A.J. Green, Brown could make a lot of sense.
“If they aren’t available, the next best option — assuming all of the field stuff is done with — is Antonio Brown. Talking strictly on-the-field performance, Brown was obviously one of the best to play the game — he finished in the top five among wide receivers in PFF grade in every season from 2013-17. He played in one game for New England in 2019 and finished that with an elite 90.0 overall grade. Again, this is assuming all the off-the-field issues are no longer an issue.”
The key phrase is if all the off-the-field issues are behind him. Brown is very close to not having a chance to continue in the NFL so hopefully, he can turn around his ways soon. If he can turn it around, he does make a lot of sense on the Patriots.