Cris Carter says Antonio Brown will wear out his welcome with Raiders
Count Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter as someone who doesn’t think Antonio Brown will be worth it for the Oakland Raiders.
Carter likens Brown to fellow legendary wide outs Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, two guys who were supremely talented but bounced around between a bunch of teams because of the issues they caused in the locker room.
"Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, there's a reason why those guys played for 10 different teams. They had unbelievable ability, but after a while they wore out their welcome. That’s what will happen with Antonio Brown.”
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) August 14, 2019
Carter thinks that because of Brown’s ability, the Raiders will tolerate his behavior, but he also said Oakland will only deal with it “for so long.”
Brown has already been in the headlines for non-football-related topics since joining the Raiders, most notably his fight with the NFL over the usage of his helmet.
The helmet that Brown wore for the first nine years of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been banned by the league because it is no longer certified by the NOCSAE, so the 31-year-old is being forced to wear different headgear.
But Brown was not willing to do so easily, as he threatened to step away from the game and filed a grievance against the NFL. However, Brown lost the grievance, and afterward, he took to Twitter to say he would soon be rejoining his teammates. He then arrived back at Raiders training camp on Tuesday.
Oakland acquired Brown in a trade with Pittsburgh earlier this offseason, sending a third-round draft pick and a fifth-rounder to the Steelers in exchange for his services.
The seven-time Pro Bowler is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he hauled in 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a league-leading 15 touchdowns.