Antonio Brown has been pretty quiet about his absence from the NFL after being released from the Patriots – almost too quiet.
The outspoken wide out is finally chatting again on social media, as CBS Sports wrote that Brown is talking about how he’s the best receiver in the game, and also how he’d gladly come back to New England.
During an Instagram Live video on Wednesday where he referred to himself as the “best receiver” in football, Brown implored his 3.7 million followers to get in touch with the Patriots and then convince the team to sign the free agent receiver.
“If you guys follow the Patriots, tell them to call me,” Brown said. “They still gotta pay me, so might as well let me earn it.”
Although Brown’s plan sounds simple, there are quite a few obstacles standing in the way before he would be able to return to the NFL, let alone the Patriots. For one, he still has a sexual assault lawsuit hanging over his head. In the lawsuit, Brown is accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance, Britney Taylor, on three separate occasions between June 2017 and May 2018.
Although Brown’s legal team has admitted that the two had a sexual relationship, his camp maintains that everything was consensual between Brown and Taylor.
Don’t count on the Pats, who are undefeated going into Thursday’s game against the New York Giants, to take up Brown’s offer to return to the team anytime soon.