Antonio Brown just can’t stop tweeting.
The former New England Patriots receiver may face a suspension by the league due to the allegations against him of sexual misconduct. And while he’s been away from the game, he’s consistent comments through social media have remained in the spotlight.
This time around, the 31-year-old receiver made a random tweet calling himself the greatest sixth-round pick ever. As great as Brown is, it’s a wild proclamation considering that Tom Brady was also a sixth-round draft pick. And no offense to Brown, but he doesn’t come close to measuring up to his former teammate.
Check out the tweet for yourself.
Brown’s Career Has Been Great, but Brady’s Is Legendary
Brown is certainly one of the greatest sixth-round picks of all time. Despite essentially missing all of 2019 — he appeared in one game with the Patriots before he was cut. Brown was named to the All-Decade Team of the decade by many publications, including USA Today.
Since being drafted in 2010, Brown established himself as arguably the greatest receiver of the decade. He’s made the Pro Bowl on seven different occasions, has been named an All-Pro Team five times and he led the league in receiving yards and receptions on two different occasions each. Despite being just 5-foot-10, he also led the league in touchdowns in his last full season in 2018.
While Brown can certainly make a case for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he just doesn’t measure up to Brady. And it’s not a slight against Brown — just about no one measures up to Brady. The 42-year-old quarterback — a sixth-round draft selection who was selected with the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft — is arguably the greatest ever.
Brady has won six Super Bowls — most in NFL history — three MVPs, four Super Bowl MVP’s and is the all-time leader in total touchdown passes when combining the regular season and the postseason.
That’s not including the fact that his longevity — he has been the Patriots’ starting quarterback since 2001 and until this season, Brady had been named to the Pro Bowl every season since 2009.
As great as Brown was in this decade, his greatness doesn’t come close to measuring up to Brady’s greatness for the past two decades.
Antonio Brown’s Possible Lengthy Suspension
Although Brown hasn’t played in an NFL game in more than three months, that doesn’t mean the former All-Pro receiver is going without possible punishment.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, the veteran receiver is looking at a multi-game suspension if he’s signed by another NFL team. Brown has been unsigned since the Patriots released him back in September.
The sources claim that Brown’s suspension will be for at least six games — with some even believing that it’ll last the entire season.
Brown’s likely lengthy suspension means that NFL teams won’t be signing the veteran receiver for the remainder of the season — because he likely won’t play. Furthermore, it might scare off teams in 2020 from signing Brown due to the fact that he will likely be suspended for at least half of the season.
Bleacher Report had previously reported last Friday that at least 20 teams were interested in signing Brown.