After reportedly bring back running back Leonard Fournette, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are no the first team in the salary cap era to be returning all 22 starters from their Super Bowl roster. But wide receiver Antonio Brown, a key component to Tampa Bay’s offensive success down the stretch in and the playoffs, remains unsigned.
There could be a number of reasons for this. It could be money, it could simply be contract language, or it could also be that he has several suitors and he’s weighing those options. One of those suitors may be the San Francisco 49ers.
Via NBC Sports, 49ers Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams is apparently trying to recruit Brown.
Looks like Trent Williams wouldn’t mind seeing FA WR Antonio Brown in a #49ers jersey— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers_) March 25, 2021
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There is more reported interest in the veteran receiver. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been reportedly lobbying for Seattle’s front office to make a play for Brown and the Baltimore Ravens are also reportedly interested in trying to win the rights to his services.
Brown said recently that he and “Playoff Lenny” would “work things out” with the Bucs. So far, one-half of that statement held true. We’ll see what happens with the other half.