While the Seattle Seahawks seem to be beefing up their running squad, reports reveal that star quarterback Russell Wilson is pushing the team to sign wide receiver Antonio Brown.
According to veteran football insider John Clayton via ESPN, while the Seahawks loaded up on their offensive line, there’s still a possibility that the team will look to add a wide receiver. Brown, who is currently a free agent, reportedly has connections with the Seahawks particularly Wilson and his back up Geno Smith.
“It’s pretty clear the Seahawks want to run the ball even more this year. They have loaded up at tight end and tried to stay big along the offensive line. But it’s not out of the question for the Seahawks to add another wide receiver. According to sources, Wilson would love to add Antonio Brown. Brown is also close with backup QB Geno Smith, whose one-year contract with the Seahawks was finalized Wednesday.”
While Brown’s connections to the team seem formidable, Clayton pointed out that inking him is “an option down the road” for the Seahawks. He noted that Seahawks general manager John Schneider has a predilection for leaving some extra cap space in the summer and during the season. As such, if the Seahawks are interested in Brown, fans should expect the team to chase after him either in late July or August.
In the meantime, the Seahawks seem to be bent on luring in running backs Devonta Freeman, Carlos Hyde, and Marshawn Lynch.
After which, will they go after Brown? Can Wilson and Smith influence Schneider to sign the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver? Time will tell.