After his sixth consecutive season with over 100 catches, the New York Jets would be wise to bring in Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown.
The New York Jets have been making tremendous strides during the offseason to reshape the locker room. Jamal Adams, the Pro Bowl Defensive MVP, has stated two explosive weapons he feels the Jets should pursue this offseason to assist Sam Darnold on the offensive side of the ball.
YahooSports quoted Adams saying “for you to get Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, that would be scary with Sam Darnold and Robby (Anderson) on the outside, Quincy (Enunwa), (Jermaine) Kearse and Chris (Herndon)” Adams told SiriusXM on radio row at the Super Bowl. “It would be dangerous.”
According to YahooSports, Adams further goes on to say that Brown’s behavior off the field should not affect the Jets decision in signing Brown. “Can he help us win? That’s the main thing with me. That should be the main thing with the organization.”
President Adams of New Jack City, the nickname for the Jets secondary, has made a great point in regards to Brown. Brown managed 104 receptions, 1,297 yards, and 15 touchdowns while lining up with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Brown is coming off his sixth consecutive season with over 100 receptions and over 1,000 yards.
Jets leading receiver Robby Anderson had 50 receptions, 752 yards, and 6 touchdowns, noting he did, however, miss two games in 2018. However, in comparison Brown alone doubles the production done by the Jets leading receiver and would make an exceptional addition to the wide receiver core in New York. Pair Brown’s explosiveness with a top five running back when on the field in Bell and the Jets start looking like contenders.
Many experts surrounding the NFL feel as though Brown would not fit in with New York, however, there are a few reasons as to why he will fit in perfectly in New York. Brown has a boisterous personality and New York is the media capital of the sports world.
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Brown will always be in the spotlight and as long as the Jets do what they need to do and get him the ball, there should be no media outburst. Moreover, Brown is a veteran in the league and can really help some of the young Jets receivers tap into their limitless potential.
In an SNY article, Ryan Clark was quoted in saying “Antonio has done an extremely good job of tricking people… of having us think he’s just a hard worker who’s here to win football games. No Antonio Brown loves Antonio Brown.”
These are strident words coming from a former Steelers player. However true this statement may or may not be, we live in times where players want to win. If a player is unsatisfied with a team, the team, as well as fans of the team, will know.
This is just the generation we are in.
Jets Nation should not refuse such talent over a few minor disputes. The numbers speak volume and Brown would provide a great veteran presence on and off the field.