Latest On Buccaneers, Antonio Brown

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians recently said that the team is waiting to hear back on its latest offer to Antonio Brown. However, the two sides aren’t close to an agreement, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL.com

There’s still mutual interest, but the Bucs aren’t on board with Brown’s asking price. It’s not clear what Brown is seeking; nor is it clear whether Brown has offers from anyone but the Bucs. Between Brown’s lingering legal issues and his overall baggage, it’s hard to imagine him having a strong market in free agency. Jason Licht & Co. have offered the wide receiver something in the range of last year’s deal, which paid him $2MM for a half-season.

Earlier this offseason, we saw DeSean Jackson score a one-year, $4.5MM deal with the Rams. One could argue that Brown offers more upside than DJax, but every player’s market is dictated by demand. Right now, it doesn’t seem like there is a ton of demand for Brown outside of Tampa.

Brown, 33 this summer had 45 catches for 483 yards and four touchdowns in eight games. Extrapolated for a full 16-game slate, that would have given him a 90/966/8 line.

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15 comments on “Latest On Buccaneers, Antonio Brown

  1. Mr Goodkat

    Not sure I can see either party looking to commit to a multi-year deal. 1 year, $5-6M seems about right. Doubt TB can go much higher without adding void years.

    I’m sure that seems like peanuts to a guy who likely would be making $20M/year right now had he played out his original contract in PIT, but he has no one to blame but himself there.

    • Mr Goodkat

      If Tampa isn’t offering more than $2-3M then I see him just waiting until after the draft. Someone that strikes out at WR will give him at least $5M if TB wont.

    • Imagine that until two years ago, Antonio Brown was having a better career than Julio Jones (they are about the same age). Brown could be pulling down what Jones does if he would behave himself. Heck Gruden would have paid him that kind of money AND given Brown a long leash. The man is truly troubled.

  2. louwhitakerisahofer

    Just go away please. Let the Bucs draft someone in, say… the 6th round from an unknown college, let’s call it Central Michigan University. I’m sure he could duplicate your 45/483 for a fraction of the price.

    • cka2nd

      Yeah, just like Vikings fans used to say “No one could be worse than Pat Elflein,” any scrub rookie 6th round wideout can duplicate Brown’s numbers.

    • Regi Green

      That 45-483 was for 8 games.Wont be too many 6th round receivers having 90 catch seasons over the next decade,let alone in a single draft.Thats not as replaceable as you make it sound.

      Maybe in the 6th Rd of a fantasy draft.

  3. alwaysgo4two

    This is a bit confusing. AB took whatever he could get last year tp redeem himself. The Bucs took a big chance signing him. AB is not holding the cards here.

    • rondon

      The man is an “I burger with me sauce” and instead of continuing with the team that pulled him out of oblivion, he’ll continue with his head up his a$$.

    • Very clever. AB can still afford lawyers on what he’s making. I think he made the Patriots and Robert Kraft pay him $10 million to play one game.

  4. Yep it is

    It is truly a shame someone with his talent and capabilities is so wrong in the head and doesn’t appear to want help. Nobody in their right mind would go about things like he has.

  5. Here we go again. AB using that “brain” of his. It’s cost him roster spots at least twice before, why not one more time? The Bucs and the NFL will be just fine without him. Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out

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