Antonio Brown will officially be back with the Buccaneers soon enough.
In an offseason campaign that saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring back all of their key pieces from a Super Bowl campaign, wide receiver Antonio Brown was the cherry on top of an all-time great free agency period.
While Brown and the Bucs did agree to terms almost a month ago, Brown still hasn’t put pen to paper on his new deal, and some fans are worried that there could be some unforeseen issues under the surface.
Despite the fact that something could be going down, the much more likely contingency is that the Bucs are not trying to hide anything in the process.
Bruce Arians has been extremely clear about the intentions of the team, as evidenced by his appearance on The Pewter Report podcast, and he explained that Brown recently had surgery and is just a successful physical away from returning to the team.
This should be enough to allow the fanbase to let out a sigh of relief. Tampa is keeping the best WR3 in the NFL, and no reports indicate that the surgery was anything to worry about.
If the injury was more substantial, that would be one thing, but in the end, a minor knee injury should lead to a relatively simple recovery. If Tom Brady can make it back from a surgery this late in his career, Brown has a much easier path.
Even if the Bucs didn’t need Brown to start the season, they should have him back long before that point at this rate. The Buccaneers are well on their way to having the best offense in the NFL in 2021, and Antonio Brown goes a long way to making that come true.
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