The New York Jets have shown some interest in Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. But at the end of the day, it’s best they stay away from the troubled wideout.
The 2019 New York Jets can’t afford to bring in anyone who doesn’t have their sights set on winning and being professional about it. A healthy locker room environment is key when it comes to being successful on the field.
You can have all the talent in the world. However, that alone isn’t nearly enough to thrive upon because once you start getting involved in altercations and unnecessary attention, it throws everything off. It’s just simply a terrible risk and not worth it in the long run.
Antonio Brown is definitely a huge playmaker who can be appreciated as far as talent goes. To say the least, his ongoing issues with Ben Roethlisberger and the situation in Pittsburgh could be the underlying factor in why the Steelers have struggled this year.
The Jets would be smart to avoid the temptation of bringing Brown aboard. A team looking to contend with a few solid, young guys who are hungry to win, it’s a little odd to have someone on the team who has proven to be good but yet terrible as far as his antics go. The Jets do need playmakers but they also need respectable players.
Wherever Brown ends up should be the least of the Jets concerns. The Jets expect wide receiver Robby Anderson to do big things in 2019, thus Brown could be a bonus yet a disaster waiting to happen if he does not fit in well. The Jets will only have another issue or more and the whole team will be divided. It happens.
All in all, 2019 is a year of change. Brown isn’t getting any younger and he’s bad news that the Jets clearly should not entertain. Focusing on the younger core is the wisest thing to do at this point, rather than bringing in a guy who has proven to be a real issue.