Deion Sanders is excited for the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver’s potential return to the NFL.
It’s been a while since former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last appeared in an actual NFL game. Brown has made more appearances on TMZ than he has in the end zone during the last year.
Despite some of the controversies surrounding him, the former Steelers receiver is still putting in the work to get back out on the field. A return in 2020 would be ideal for Brown, but teams around the league likely still view him as too big of a risk to bring into their locker room.
This doesn’t mean there aren’t any organizations that haven’t thought about adding the troubled receiver to their roster. However, Brown is still a free agent and him not having anywhere to play for 2020 yet speaks volumes.
Deion Sanders looking forward to seeing the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver return to the field.
During the last few months, Brown has been seen working out and meeting with a number of current and former NFL players. He’s spent time on the practice field with guys like Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, Chad Johnson, Stefon Diggs, and most recently he spent some time with Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Deion Sanders.
Sanders, who sees a lot of himself in Brown, shared some of his experience with the former Steelers receiver on his Instagram account and wrote that he, “can’t wait to witness this comeback story called A,B & See.”
During his playing days, Sanders had a similar experience to Brown in that he got lost in playing a character that was an over-the-top version of who he really was. The Hall of Famer knows how this way of thinking can damage a person’s career and he’s hoping Brown will be given another shot in the NFL.
A return to Pittsburgh for the receiver seems extremely unlikely, but it wouldn’t be very surprising if he eventually found his way onto a roster before the upcoming season.
There are plenty of coaches around the league who aren’t afraid to take a chance on someone who could help their team win. At this point, it might actually be more surprising if Brown didn’t play in the NFL in 2020.