When wide receiver Antonio Brown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers near the end of October, no one really knew what to expect out of his play. However, he ended up having a key role as the Buccaneer's No. 3 receiver and caught 45 of 62 targets for 483 yards and 4 touchdowns during the season.
Coming off of a Super Bowl championship, Brown is now back in a similar situation as he heads into the offseason as a free agent. A number of teams could be looking at signing the veteran playmaker to fill out the wide receiver position.
With that in mind, here are the three most likely free agent destinations for Antonio Brown.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are one of a number of teams that head into the offseason in serious need of help at the wide receiver position. In fact, Baltimore's offense ranked last in the NFL with just 257 receptions on the season and an average of only 182.4 receiving yards per game. If Brown were to sign with the Ravens, he would immediately become the top target for quarterback Lamar Jackson. Yes, Brown would have to get over the rivalry he once had with the Ravens during his time spent playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, it may be worth it to play with one of the best young quarterbacks in the league.
2. Green Bay Packers
Another team that may have interest in signing Brown is the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have lost in the NFC Championship in each of the past two seasons and are now looking for a premier No. 2 receiver to line up alongside Davante Adams. Brown could fit that mold perfectly and wouldn't be as expensive as some of the other top free agent receivers. Plus, the Packers were rumored to be one of the teams, alongside the Buccaneers, interested in signing Brown during the season. Playing with a truly stellar quarterback in NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers could also entice Brown to sign with Green Bay.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When it comes down to it, it makes the most sense for Brown to re-sign with the Buccaneers and make a run at another Super Bowl title. He flourished this season and maintains a strong relationship with head coach Bruce Arians as well as quarterback Tom Brady. With fellow wide receiver Chris Godwin also hitting free agency, it is possible Brown could return to take on the No. 2 receiver role on the team. The Buccaneers are projected to have the eighth-highest amount of cap space available in the offseason, according to Over the Cap, so money wouldn't be an issue here. Keeping Brady happy and full of offensive weapons should be Tampa Bay's top priority.
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