Cris Carter says Steelers WR Antonio Brown playing ’15 to 17 years’ wouldn’t be surprising
At 30 years 0ld, superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown will head into his ninth season with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The perennial Pro Bowler is still going strong as he’s arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL today with that would refute that notion.
Although Brown is showing no signs of slowing down and may not for many years to come, the question about how long he can play in the league was recently brought up by Hall of Famer Cris Carter. The former NFL star turned analyst believes that Brown may only be at the halfway point of his career.
"Antonio Brown, Barry Sanders and Darrell Green are the greatest small players to ever play this game. @AB84 is going to be able to play for a long time. 15-17 years wouldn't be surprising." — @criscarter80 pic.twitter.com/PHW8sWMMWK
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) July 12, 2018
Longevity in the NFL simply comes down to how players treat their bodies and whether they’re able to stay healthy in one of the toughest professional sports to do so. Brown has done a great job of both throughout his career thus far while also putting up some incredible numbers for the Steelers during his time in Pittsburgh.
Brown is coming off four straight seasons in which he’s earned All-Pro honors as part of a dynamic trio of talented offensive players. Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Brown make up arguably the most talented group of offensive weapons on one team in the NFL and will remain legitimate title contenders with this trio intact and healthy moving forward.
Last season, Brown caught 101 passes for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games played during the regular season. He added 132 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the one playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.