The Seattle Seahawks will pursue wideout Antonio Brown after Week 8, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Brown’s suspension ends after Week 8.
With Antonio Brown’s suspension eligible to end after week 8, the Seattle Seahawks are now positioned to make a push to sign him, though they’re not alone, league sources tell ESPN. Other teams also are interested. pic.twitter.com/ykn1NJ6LUm
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 21, 2020
Antonio Brown played in just one game for the New England Patriots last season due to his off the field issues. The former Pittsburgh Steelers superstar began the campaign with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he didn’t play a single game for the team before getting released.
Brown has career NFL numbers of 841 receptions for 11,263 yards and 75 touchdowns with the Steelers and Patriots. He used to be one of the best players in the NFL, but his antics off the field and in the Steelers locker room forced the franchise to trade him and then he was a distraction during his short tenure with the Raiders.
The Seahawks are 5-0 on the season behind quarterback Russell Wilson. If the team is able to acquire Brown, they would have two of the best playmakers in the NFL in AB and D.K. Metcalf.
Wilson is an early MVP candidate for the 2020 season. He’s thrown for 1,502 yards and 19 touchdowns for the Seahawks while completing 72.8 percent of his passes. The one-time Super Bowl champion has only thrown three interceptions as well.
The Seahawks had Week 6 off after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Week 5. They will face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7 and look to remain undefeated on the season.