Russell Wilson claims Seahawks a ‘great place’ for Antonio Brown
Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson has put in his bid for free agent wideout Antonio Brown as his eight-game suspension comes to an end. While speaking with reporters on Thursday, Wilson gave Brown his flowers while also bragging on the former New England Patriots wide receiver.
“Most of the conversations I’ve had with most his former teammates and stuff like that said that he worked hard every day,” Wilson said on Thursday, via Pro Football Talk. “He came ready and I think he had a bad year or two there that didn’t go the way you want it to. I think that with our culture and how our culture is, with Coach Carroll, with the teammates that we have, the men that we have and the growth, I think, if he does play football, I think this is a great place. If he does play again, I think this is a place that he’ll grow a lot as a man as well.”
Wilson’s pitch about that culture that would surround Brown may help them land the troubled wideout. If Brown is seriously looking for a team that can help assist in his re-imaging and better his legacy, the Seahawks would be one of the top tier targets.
Also, having Wilson as a quarterback upon your return to the NFL is more than any wideout could ask for, especially someone of Brown’s caliber. Brown last played for the New England Patriots in 2019. After a few off-field occurrences that resulted in most teams, along with the Patriots, distancing themselves from Brown, he began making his vow to return to the league following his eight-game suspension due to violating a personal conduct policy.