Well, the Ravens rumors have started again. If you search “Antonio Brown news” on Google, you will see all of the rumors related to him going to the Ravens.
What does this mean, if anything?
Well, the Baltimore Ravens rumors have started again. If you search “Antonio Brown news” on Google, you will see all of the rumors related to him going to the Ravens. Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report actually predicted AB will end up with Baltimore. Shannon Sharpe also said on FS1’s Undisputed that the Ravens have shown interest in Antonio Brown this offseason.
Is this a possibility, though? I mean, sure anything is. It is still unlikely, though. We all know that Steve Bisciotti prefers not to sign anyone connected to domestic violence or any form of violence at all. This is especially true after the Ray Rice situation, as well as the current Earl Thomas situation. It’s hard to imagine the Ravens signing anyone who could bring drama to them.
However, I personally think that they should take the chance on Antonio Brown. After seeing that Brown could stay out of trouble in Tampa Bay and that he can still perform at a high level, it just makes sense for the Ravens. As long as the price is right, I would welcome this signing for sure.
The Baltimore Ravens recently posted on their website about Antonio Brown training with Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown.
Antonio Brown helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the Super Bowl last season. The Buccaneers were able to bring pretty much everyone back from their Super Bowl team except AB. That leads you to believe it is about the money. Even after signing Sammy Watkins, Sports Illustrated’s Todd Karpovich thinks the Ravens could still have interest in Antonio Brown.
Watkins has a Super Bowl ring and so does Antonio Brown. Having both on the team helps there be more of a veteran presence in the locker room among the wide receivers. It would also be good just in case Sammy Watkins can’t stay healthy.
It is possible that the Ravens draft a wide receiver, but I believe the better choice is to bring in Antonio Brown and continue developing the guys they have. Maybe they could also draft a WR in a later round. But I’d rather them bring in a proven receiver like AB than use a first-round pick on a receiver. The Ravens don’t have good luck using first-round picks on wide receivers.
Antonio Brown served his eight-game suspension last year, so Baltimore ended up not signing him. They weren’t willing to take the risk then. Tampa Bay took the risk and Brown helped them win a Super Bowl. In eight regular-season games, he had 45 catches for 483-yards and four touchdowns. Brown also scored two touchdowns in the playoffs.
At this point, the good outweighs the bad if the Baltimore Ravens bring in Antonio Brown. There is already chemistry between AB, Hollywood, and Lamar Jackson. This move would make the already dangerous offense even more dangerous. There’s no way an opposing team could just stack the box if the Ravens come out with Antonio Brown, Sammy Watkins, Marquise Brown, and Mark Andrews in the passing game.