The Raiders on Saturday finally pulled the trigger on a move that they simply could not avoid making, that being releasing wide out Antonio Brown.
Brown had numerous issues with the Raiders organization ever since he arrived after a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers, and if you are a Global Poker player you could have bet that the Raiders would have been a much better team with Brown on it.
Now that he’s gone, there’s a couple places he could end up, and agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday that he plans on getting a new spot for his client.
“Now that Antonio is a free agent, we are focused on the future and I will immediately work on signing him to a new team,” Rosenhaus said via Adam Schefter on Twitter.
“Antonio is looking forward to a new beginning.”
Where that new beginning is remains to be seen, but there are a couple of teams that might be interested in adding of one, if not the best, receivers in the league – when he’s focused.
Here are three possible spots for Brown once he can ink with an organization.
1. Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are the #1 and #2 receivers right now in Detroit, and this is a team that could use a huge shot in the arm with a huge playmaker like Brown.
Detroit knows all about having a great player in terms of pass catchers on their roster as they had Calvin Johnson for a number of years.
Would they take a chance on Brown, and would the diva wide out come to the Motor City, a team that has struggled to be competitive in the NFC North? Those are two big questions only he and his agent can answer.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags have a new QB in Nick Foles, so now is a great time for him to get a great pass catcher to go along with Dede Westbrook and Marqise Lee.
Don’t forget it was just two years ago the Jags were in the AFC Title game, but last season they won just five games, so look for them to try to get back in the race in the AFC.
Brown could prosper in a place like Florida, and while it’s not Miami, playing in the sunny skies of Jacksonville could be a good fit.
3. Arizona Cardinals
Having a veteran talent like Larry Fitzgerald to hopefully lead the way for Brown may finally get the troubled receiver to see the light.
Plus with a rookie quarterback like Kyler Murray throwing the ball in this first season, he’s going to need all the receiver help he can get.
Fitz right now and Christian Kirk are the two starting wide outs, but adding AB to the mix would help this young and up and coming team right away.