Russell Wilson: This is a great place for Antonio Brown to grow as a man

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t know if he’ll be throwing passes to wide receiver Antonio Brown at any point in the future, but he does know that he’d like to see Brown back in the NFL.

Wilson made that clear during a session with reporters on Thursday. Brown’s eight-game suspension is coming to an end and the Seahawks have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for the free agent.

Wilson called Brown “one of the best players” in the game and said “hopefully he gets to play football again” when asked about the wideout. He stressed that he doesn’t know what will happen, but said he’s spoken with Brown and that the wideout has “been remorseful” for the behavior that led to his prolonged absence from the league. He also thinks the Seahawks would be a good place for Brown to rebuild his career.

“Most of the conversations I’ve had with most his former teammates and stuff like that said that he worked hard every day,” Wilson said. “He came ready and I think he had a bad year or two there that didn’t go the way you want it to. I think that with our culture and how our culture is, with Coach Carroll, with the teammates that we have, the men that we have and the growth, I think, if he does play football, I think this is a great place. If he does play again, I think this is a place that he’ll grow a lot as a man as well.”

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday night that “we’re in it and we know what’s happening” regarding Brown’s bid to return to action. We’ll likely find out in the near future if that interest leads to a deal in Seattle.

44 responses to “Russell Wilson: This is a great place for Antonio Brown to grow as a man

  1. rofl. Russ is a great QB but the idea that he is going to help a 32 yr old man grow up has me laughing.

    Most likely he thinks that they can keep Brown happy for 2 months before the wheels fall off.

  2. AB would last about the first half before he blows up about Russell running with the ball on every other passing play. Then let’s see what Russell has to say.

  3. I like Russell Wilson as a football player. Easily in the top 3 of best QBs in the league. Not even a question. However, he’s seriously one of the fakest dudes I’ve ever heard talk.

  4. Wilson’s rep is extra clean.
    Brown’s rep is extra dirty.

    Averaged together, they make two average people! Sign him just for the entertainment factor he brings to every other team.

  5. Imagine though going on a stretch run & Brown & Gordon can keep it together for a Super Bowl run. That’s a nice WR group.

  6. Reading behind the lines: Yes we are in full Superbowl grinder mode. Toss AB on the pile.

    And I for one, as a fan of the NFL, am all for it. Especially when it comes to AB, as he is apt to chew some fingers up on the way to an epic AB vs SB blow out.

  7. Look at how many chances has he been given already and chosen not to change. Sorry Russell, the only growth will be in finding new ways to disrupt.

  8. The great majority of Super Bowl winning trans do not include a high paid star WR. Micheal Irvin with Dallas..Jerry Rice with the Niners…the list is very short.

  9. I just don’t understand why they think they need AB? Seemed like Leveon Bell was the missing piece given the state of their RB room.

  10. Brown is a young child trapped in a man’s body and that is unlikely to change at this point.

    Any team that signs him will find nothing but a cancer

  11. DK Metcalf and Lockett,WHY would sign Brown?…Why?. Dont mess with your chemistry you have with those guys for a know headache.

  12. I’d rather have an edge rusher. Hawks should have grabbed Alton Smith when they had the chance…

  13. I don’t think SEA should AB. It’s going to cost millions to sign him and the Hawks already have two extremely gifted WR’s on the roster who soon need to be paid in DK Metcalf and Tyler Locket not to mention a couple of other solid WR’s who play supporting roles who they’ll also want to and will need to pay. Chris Carson at RB and TE Will Dissly also will need to be paid. SEA also has OL men and DL Men coming up who need paid, just doesn’t make sense to pay one guy when you have a lot of moderate to expensive players coming up for pay days whom youd like to pay.

  14. billymadison85 says:
    October 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm
    I don’t think SEA should AB. It’s going to cost millions to sign him and the Hawks already have two extremely gifted WR’s on the roster who soon need to be paid in DK Metcalf and Tyler Locket not to mention a couple of other solid WR’s who play supporting roles who they’ll also want to and will need to pay. Chris Carson at RB and TE Will Dissly also will need to be paid. SEA also has OL men and DL Men coming up who need paid, just doesn’t make sense to pay one guy when you have a lot of moderate to expensive players coming up for pay days whom youd like to pay.

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    How does signing AB for half a season effect future contracts? It’s not like they’re going to sign him to a long-term deal.
    The only one of the 4 players you named that is due for a contract soon is Carson. Lockett and Dissly don’t hit free agency until 2022 and DK Metcalf is only in the 2nd year of his rookie deal.

  15. I recall Brady saying something along those lines, and then I recall A.B saying nice things about New England until they cut him, and then he went all A.B on everyone like he ALWAYS ends up doing

  16. Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown. Seahawks fans, what makes you think this time will be different?

  17. So your defense is pedestrian (at best) and you’re looking to add an offensive player and a proven locker room malcontent? Ummm ok.

  18. supercharger says:
    October 22, 2020 at 6:21 pm
    The great majority of Super Bowl winning trans do not include a high paid star WR. Micheal Irvin with Dallas..Jerry Rice with the Niners…the list is very short.

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    This actually isnt true. In fact most teams who win the superbowl have a wr who is being paid top 15 wr money. They just arent all the big mouth diva type wide receivers or are just not very good by the team wins the superbowl. But the vast majority of winners in the last 30 years have had a high priced wideout on the team including last years champion who had 2 of them and top paid tight end as well.

  19. The reason Big Ben has only thrown 1 pick this year is that he no longer has to try and force the ball into triple coverage to keep Brown happy. Be careful, Russell Wilson…be very, very careful…

  20. Everyone thinks they’re smarter than the last team the dealt with crazy AB. Everyone thinks they have the answers that the previous team didn’t have. At some point teams need to have the integrity to realize they’re dealing with an incorrigible fool and…move on.

  21. Brown can sign with Seattle if they want the headaches.
    But please, don’t sign with my team.

  22. Apparently, Russell Wilson is getting used to raising rookies, and children.

    The Seahawks organization is a professional American football team — NOT A SOCIAL REHABILITATION INSTITUTE. And even if it were, then Antonio Brown would be paying the Seahawks for its rehabilitation services.

    The Seahawks need help at defensive end, not wide receiver. Don’t get greedy and repeat the disruptive case of Percy Harvin.

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