Antonio Brown, determined for consideration, assigns himself to Ravens
One of many league’s most incendiary characters is attempting to come back again and play for the Ravens: former disgraced Tampa Bay Buccaneer Antonio Brown.
It’s a great month to be a Baltimore Ravens fan. The franchise simply signed Lamar Jackson to a long-term deal, picked up wideout reinforcements in Odell Beckham Jr. and Zay Flowers, and all in all have a younger and proficient squad able to compete for Tremendous Bowl glory in 2023.
As soon as an undesirable vacation spot for wideouts (Hollywood Brown made some important feedback on the Ravens’ offensive scheme after he was traded), the Ravens have burst onto the scene as a rising AFC juggernaut and may usher in a extra promising period below new offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
The offense will include Jackson, OBJ, Flowers, Rashod Bateman, Mark Andrews, and….who’s that hiding again there within the shadows? Antonio Brown.
Sure, the Antonio Brown.
Brown just lately posted an image of himself carrying a Ravens jersey and captioned it, “Excited to return to the NFL this 12 months.” He additionally added a hashtag, “#RavensFlock,” only for good measure. In case anybody wasn’t positive what staff he wished to play for.
One other 12 months of coping with Antonio Brown shenanigans. Sigh.
Antonio Brown proudly dubs himself a member of the Baltimore Ravens
Brown is precisely like a kind of individuals who invite themselves to events. He’s nosedived to all-time low since leaking out texts between him and ex-teammate Tom Brady, and he’s reportedly being sued for owing a million dollars to his jeweler.
Looks like he wants the cash, but it surely hasn’t been that lengthy since he was mainly blacklisted from the league. Even he ought to nonetheless know the way these items work: the staff picks the participant, not the opposite means round. In any other case everyone could be enjoying for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Perhaps throughout the 2022 season, the Ravens would have thought-about including Brown over, say, Demarcus Robinson or DeSean Jackson. These have been determined occasions certainly.
Now, with a brand new wideout room with established vets and high-upside rookies, there’s merely no purpose the Ravens would gamble away their future by selecting up Brown. In Brown’s remaining few years within the league, he proved to be not more than an uncontrollable legal responsibility vulnerable to erupting at any time, and there’s no means that Baltimore, having simply regained a foothold within the AFC by retaining its franchise quarterback, will expose its roster to the corrupt and unstable methods of well-known instigator.
Brown is best off pursuing different channels to stroke his ego as his inescapable aura of chaos won’t be welcome in Baltimore. Strive Cleveland as an alternative.