Jersey #84 Antonio Brown
Well, this distinction could have gone to one of two players. You could make a case it’s a generational jersey, and you could give props to Randy Grossman, but in fairness, despite what you think of him, you would have to say, Antonio Brown.
Until Brown’s career went sideways after the 2018 season, he was on track to be enshrined in Canton. In nine seasons with the Steelers he had 11,207 receiving yards and 74 touchdowns. He was Big Ben’s weapon of choice.
Plus, he had 247 combined punt and kickoff returns scoring five touchdowns. He could have gone down as perhaps one of the best wide receivers ever. In his first nine seasons, he only had 569 fewer receiving yards than Jerry Rice had in his first nine seasons.
We can only dream of where his career could have gone had he stayed in Pittsburgh. He would have been a Hall of Fame finalist for sure.He did provide one of the best highlight plays ever when he tried high hurdling a Cleveland Brown player on a kickoff return and kicking him in the face. Ok, perhaps it was a penalty; still one of those plays that define the rivalry between the Steelers and Brown.