Some new reports suggest that Tom Brady is hoping to link back up with Antonio Brown wherever he ends up playing next season.
Just when you thought you’d heard the last of Antonio Brown on a New England Patriots fan site, he finds a way to worm his way back into the picture.
While Brown’s investigation with the NFL is very much ongoing still — and there haven’t been any real updates or timeline promises throughout — he’s managed to insert his name into the public sphere somewhat regularly since the Pats released him shortly after Week 2 of last season.
Usually he’s stuck between two ends of a pendulum that he keeps forever repeating: self-destructing and then apologizing. This time, however, Brown is doing neither.
It’s ESPN who is reporting on Brown as it relates to the Patriots — or perhaps more accurately, as Brown relates to Tom Brady.
Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler released an article on Monday detailing some of the “behind-the-scenes” action and storylines occurring this past week during the NFL combine. Among them was a story that “Brady keeps in consistent contact with Brown and has told Brown he wants to play with him wherever Brady goes next,” according to two sources close to the receiver.
Now, it’s debatable as to whether or not anything Browns says or does should be taken seriously at this point — and ditto for those “sources” and individuals who are close to him.
Still, Brady and Brown’s connection was readily apparent well before they put on a show down in Miami against the Dolphins during their only regular season game together.
The two were reportedly perfectly in sync throughout most of their practices together as well, and they even befriended one another off the field, too (Brady let Brown stay in his mansion at the time right after Brown was signed by New England).
Could the reunion happen on the Patriots? One would think that’s all but impossible. On top of the fact that Brown is currently suing the Patriots to regain lost contract money, he also repeatedly took social media jabs and shots at team owner Robert Kraft. There’s also the whole publicity angle too of bringing back a receiver with as much baggage as A.B. now has attached to him.
What do you think? Will Brady and Brown play together next season? And if so, on what team?