Antonio Brown release could cause major playoff problem for Buccaneers

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Antonio Brown is done with the Buccaneers, but that doesn’t mean this is the last we have seen of Brown this season.

The Antonio Brown experiment is over with the Buccaneers. This was probably always the only way this would’ve ended, but winning a Super Bowl will always make this a success in at least some aspects.

The relationship between Brown and the Bucs was beyond repair, and making the decision to cut him was all Tampa could do. The Buccaneers didn’t make this move on the day of the incident in an effort to prevent AB from becoming a free agent, and while it doesn’t seem likely that he will join another team, that option is at least on the table now.

Now, there should be no reason why any team gives Brown a shot after his recent outburst, but we all said the same thing before Brown came to Tampa, and look what happened.

Ruling out an AB return to the NFL completely ignores what the league values and what he brings to the table. A Hall of Fame talent on a cheap deal due to his uncertainty makes him a prime fit for almost every team in the league, and the courting process could begin sooner than some think.

While Brown claims to have proof that he is heavily injured, which was the reason behind his outburst, there were some moments during the last game where he looked like he was playing just fine. This is not to say that he wasn’t hurt, but other teams may see that and think that he could provide some reps for them in the playoffs, even if he isn’t 100%.

Think a team like the Packers would take a moral high ground on Brown when Aaron Rodgers has been just as big of a distraction this season? What about the Rams, who need to win it all this season or next?

Needless to say, the NFL world is fine to overlook behavior concerns if you are playing at a high level, and Antonio Brown never stopped. The injury should be enough to make sure that AB doesn’t get a chance to cause any major issues for the Buccaneers this season, but Bucs fans have seen first hand that he can still do damage today.

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