3 wide receivers Commanders should avoid in free agency
By Jerry Trotta
1. Antonio Brown
This one goes without saying, right?
Between his age (he’ll turn 34 in July) and propensity to destroy a locker room –or at least attempt to destroy a locker room — at any given moment, the Commanders need to steer clear of Antonio Brown this offseason.
If he played a full season, we wouldn’t be shocked if Brown made another Pro Bowl. At some point, though, the talent isn’t worth it and he proved this past campaign when he quit on the Buccaneers that he’s not worth the headache.
To jog your memory, Brown, following a spat with Bruce Arians, took off his helmet, uniform and shoulder pads before he stormed off the field shirtless. From there, the seven-time Pro Bowler asked security for a ride to the airport, but was turned down because he was “shirtless and didn’t have his wallet.”
By quitting the Bucs, he cost himself $1 million in playing incentives that he surely would’ve earned had he played out the season. Eight more catches would’ve made him $333,333, another 55 receiving yards would’ve earned him $333,333 and one touchdown would’ve been worth, you guessed it, $333,333.
Brown has since tried recruiting himself (yup) to play with Lamar Jackson. He seems intent on playing again, and it pains us to admit that a few teams in need of wide receiver help might give him a call this offseason.
Washington better not be one of those teams.