Free-agent star Antonio Brown has appeared to announce his retirement from the game after releasing a tweet on Twitter.
If this is the end for the 10-year veteran, he will go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game and having one of the craziest endings to a career. The 7x pro-bowler has played all of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was featured in one game for the Patriots along with being on the Raiders team for an off-season. In his little time of playing, Brown managed to put up impressive numbers recording 841 receptions for 11,263 receiving yards and 75 receiving touchdowns.
Despite being a part of the Steelers notorious “Killer B’s” trio consisting of Brown, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and running back Le’Veon Bell, they were never capable of securing a Lombardi Trophy. Brown’s career appeared to hit a landslide once he was traded to the then Oakland Raiders where he would end up with frostbite on his feet, argued with the NFL on his helmet of choice, and got into a verbal argument with Raider’s manager Mike Mayock. Brown requested to be released by the Raiders and would sign with the New England Patriots only a few hours later where he would only play one game for the franchise before being released as it was announced Brown had sexual assault allegations against him and he has since been training for an NFL comeback.
Two teams who have been rumored to sign Brown have been the Baltimore Ravens who have cousin of Antonio, Marquise Brown on the team and in addition, Brown has been seen catching passes from Lamar Jackson. The other team was the Seattle Seahawks where star Russell Wilson has been reportedly pushing the organization to sign Brown and has worked out with him. Now it looks like Brown will be playing for nobody with the announcement of his retirement.