The Tremendous Bowl champion Buccaneers have been content material to make use of the free-agency interval as a chance to retain the gamers that helped them seize the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Earlier than Tampa Bay ends its offseason spending spree, although, Antonio Brown would really like the entrance workplace to handle an vital query.
Have you ever thought-about re-signing present free agent Antonio Brown?
Brown, who completed with 45 catches for 483 yards and 4 touchdowns in eight video games final season with the Buccaneers, took to social media on Monday and inspired the franchise to convey him again into the fold. The a seven-time Professional Bowl extensive receiver replied to a team Instagram post that introduced the Bucs have been the primary group to return all 22 Tremendous Bowl starters since 1977.
“Signal @ab,” Brown stated, referring to his Instagram deal with.
Tampa Bay has mentioned a cope with Brown, however the two sides are “not shut proper now” when it comes to how a lot cash Brown would earn, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
“They wish to convey him again, the Bucs do, simply at a special quantity than he has in thoughts proper now,” Garafolo stated on Thursday’s version of “Good Morning Soccer.”
Brown earned $2 million whereas enjoying half of the 2020 season for the Buccaneers and carried out effectively, so he reportedly needs a increase. Tampa Bay, which has already dedicated vital cash to wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, is probably going betting that no different groups are keen to provide Brown an enormous payday. The Bucs may then preserve Brown on an inexpensive contract.
At this level, Brown would not have a lot leverage, and that will not change except one other suitor comes into play. The Bucs might finally grant his want by re-signing him — simply not at his most popular worth.