Well after months of speculation that Antonio Brown was going to be signed by the Seattle Seahawks, we got an official answer from AB via a series of tweets that officially announced his retirement from the NFL for a second time in the past year.
Like the name of the Guns N Roses Album “Appetite For Destruction”, Brown has displayed a wide range of self-destructive behavior over the past couple of years which cost him north of $30 million dollars guaranteed in silver and black currency.
According to NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, the Seahawks have done a “deep dive” on Antonio Brown this off-season.
“The Seahawks have done a deep dive on Antonio Brown, a lot of research on him,” Fowler said. “Now they have been doing that with a lot of free-agents. But considering his talent, they’ve looked into it. They feel they have a good grasp on who he is as a player and as a person.”
The MIGHTY Line
It shouldn’t surprise anybody that Antonio Brown was not signed by the Seattle Seahawks as there was clearly overwhelming evidence that Brown has not got his act together since last season’s Raiders training camp disaster and his short stint with the Patriots. Beyond his football issues, Brown is also dealing with a wide variety of legal issues that will make it nearly impossible for any team to sign him this year.
Like Kayne West who deals with a bipolar disorder, Brown appears to be suffering from some kind of mental disorder that doesn’t seem to be receiving treatment.
The fact is Brown was one of the most dominant wide receivers in the game and now he can’t get out of his own way long enough to secure a minimum contract from any football team.
Brown playing for the Seahawks would have been worth the price of admission, but the reality is we will probably never see Brown eating up defenses again in the NFL unless he tackles his mental health issues.
Look, dealing with mental health issues is complex, and more often than not requires a person close to the situation to help facilitate care. It truly is a sad state of affairs that Brown doesn’t appear to have anyone on his personal team who is able to help curtail his appetite for self-destruction.