Ravens’ Lamar Jackson Still Pushing For Antonio Brown

After some consideration, the Ravens decided to pass on Antonio Brown earlier this summer. For what it’s worth, Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson hasn’t given up hope of bringing AB to Baltimore. 

It was nice throwing to Antonio Brown [this offseason],” Jackson said on Wednesday morning (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley). “I was hoping we would get him. I’m still hoping — a little bit.”

Brown’s talent is undeniable, but the complications that come along with him are impossible to ignore. Just recently, Brown announced his retirement from the NFL, only to reverse course three days later. Brown – who now says he’s ready to play – has called it quits at least three times since September of last year.

Jackson lobbied hard for Brown following their offseason workouts. Antonio’s cousin, Marquise Brown, agrees, and he would like to make it a family affair. Still, the four-time All-Pro and would-be future Hall of Famer remains in limbo with Roger Goodell. Even if the Ravens wanted to ignite a media circus and risk the potential headaches, they would not be able to bank on Brown’s early season availability. When the NFL finally rules on Brown’s situation, it stands to reason that he’ll face a suspension.

The Ravens have Hollywood and Willie Snead, but the run game is their bread-and-butter. One could argue that they don’t need Brown. At the same time, it’s hard to imagine anyone being able to keep a lid on their offense with a productive Brown in the lineup.

The Seahawks have also been connected to Brown, and Russell Wilson has advocated for him. Still, it’s not clear if the Seahawks are entertaining the possibility.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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20 comments on “Ravens’ Lamar Jackson Still Pushing For Antonio Brown

  1. iron

    He threw enough to lead the league in TD Passes last year though. Apparently that’s not good enough for ya?

  2. crosseyedlemon

    No Antonio Brown? No Dez Bryant? Somehow you just have to struggle on if your a Ravens QB.

  3. 2012orioles

    What is the nfl waiting on with the ruling on brown? Isn’t the legal part solved now?

    • mcmillankmm

      Is it? I thought only his physical assault of the mover was resolved

    • DarkSide830

      they dont care to rule on him because none of the GMs actually want to bring him back.

    • yoyo137

      I think the domestic violence incident is still under investigation by the NFL so he hasn’t been cleared to sign yet. The NFL will take forever to resolve this though as they do not want him in the league. They let Josh Gordon back as often as he wants though and those investigations get done quickly.

  4. TJECK109

    I think Lamar needs to worry about who he has on the team, not someone he played catch with a couple times. Guy would be a total disaster

  5. wagner13

    Report from Adam Schefter: “The NFL has decided to drug test Lamar Jackson following some rather questionable comments this morning”

    • illowa

      I thought i was gonna be the only one questioning leadership and decision making skills instead of his raw abilities

  6. mdunkel

    Brown the clown would be the last player I would bring in to a situation with a young impressionable QB. No Thank You.

  7. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Brown didn’t have a relationship with the QB when in Pittsburgh. Could be a huge difference maker in keeping his cool.

  8. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Lamar, you had a great year, and a promising career ahead- so don’t sink your own ship with this. I’m sure Brown probably loves you right now, because the clown wants a job. He gushed over Carr, too, originally- and how’d that work out? What did he do with Ben? Scorpion and the frog, man. Scorpion and the frog.

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