Five-time All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown has found himself in a lot of controversial situations over the last several years.
The most recent incident came when he got up and left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Week 17 clash against the New York Jets. While it looked like Brown quit on his own accord, he has since posted a statement saying that he left the game because he was hurt and head coach Bruce Arians wanted him to play for through the pain or leave.
Regardless of who’s in the right or wrong, it doesn’t seem like the enigmatic wideout will be back with the Buccaneers for the 2022 NFL season. That begs the question: where will Antonio Brown play next year?
Bovada has released odds on potential 2022 destinations for Brown. However, at -400 odds, the sportsbook is favoring that he won’t be on a roster at all to start the next season.
It’s important to remember that this isn’t Brown’s first public incident over the last several years. Whether it was his “stint” with the Las Vegas Raiders or his off-field drama, it seems like there’s always something going on with him. He has all of the talent in the world and is one of the league’s best wideouts whenever he’s healthy, however, teams may not feel like they can trust him.
Again, Brown may even end up being in the right in this situation. Even then, it’s clear that some form of drama follows him wherever he goes and this latest situation might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Antonio Brown 2022 Destination Odds: Green Bay Packers +500
With that being said, there’s always a chance that a team could take another swing on Antonio Brown based on his talent alone. Bovada thinks that the Green Bay Packers could be one of those organizations, giving them +500 odds to have the veteran wideout on their roster in 2022.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been shy talking about how he thinks management needs to give him more offensive weapons. Well, it certainly wouldn’t get much better than Brown, who has over 12,000 receiving yards and 83 touchdowns in 146 career games.
With there being rumors that Rodgers might leave Green Bay, bringing in Brown would be one way that the Packers could entice their quarterback into staying. After all, an offense that has both Brown AND Davante Adams would give opposing teams a headache. Green Bay would be an instant Super Bowl favorite, which would be fine by the Packers because sometimes in sports, winning trumps any sort of potential drama.
Seattle Seahawks +650
Another potential destination for Antonio Brown to begin the 2022 NFL season is the Seattle Seahawks at +650 odds.
Few might remember this, but Brown was close to joining the Seahawks back in 2021 before he re-signed with the Buccaneers. Even as early as October 2020, QB Russell Wilson was advocating for the superstar wideout to come to Seattle to make a Super Bowl run.
“The reality is [Brown’s] had some tough moments in his life, especially as of late, and I think he's gone through a lot of things he wishes he could take back and do and not say or whatever, but I think he's a special player for sure.”- Russell Wilson
While nothing materialized from those rumors, it’d be far from shocking if the Seahawks pursued him again. After all, the 2021 NFL season was a disaster for Seattle and the team will want to bounce back in a big way next campaign. With DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as Wilson’s top pass-catching options, adding Brown to the offense would take things to the next level. If that’s what it takes for the Seahawks to be at the top of the NFC once again, you can bet that it’s a very real possibility.
Antonio Brown 2022 Destination Odds
Odds via Bovada as of Thursday, January 6
- No Team to Start 2022 (-400)
- Green Bay Packers (+500)
- Seattle Seahawks (+650)
- Baltimore Ravens (+850)
- Kansas City Chiefs (+900)
- Philadelphia Eagles (+1000)
- Indianapolis Colts (+1500)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (+2000)