Antonio Brown gets one-year deal, with low salary and incentives

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As the Buccaneers and Antonio Brown go, so will go Antonio Brown’s compensation.

According to NFL Media, his one-year deal with the Buccaneers pays slightly above the league minimum. It also includes individual and team incentives.

The team incentives are fine. The individual incentives could become problematic.

If Brown gets paid based on his performance, he’ll want to be on the field — and he’ll want the ball. That will make it even more important for quarterback Tom Brady to keep Brown from becoming frustrated or otherwise agitated if he’s not playing enough and catching enough passes to earn his money.

Regardless, it’s just another piece of Tampa Bay’s ongoing all-in bet to get back to a Super Bowl for the first time since 2002.

58 responses to “Antonio Brown gets one-year deal, with low salary and incentives

  1. What I can’t understand is that this is a man with serious mental health issues. Does Tampa believe he’s being treated for this? If not the same things will happen all over again. I know everybody has an opinion on this guy (from the outside he’s not very likeable) but in all seriousness, he needs serious psychiatric help.

  2. Brown should be fine. Unless someone parks in a parking space he likes or the Movers want to get paid.

  3. Once again proving you can be a horrible human being and still get a job in the NFL as long as you have talent. I wouldn’t hire this guy to pick up dog crap in my back yard. But that’s me.

  4. I’m sorry I just can’t help but believe that the hit he took is causing this. Was he like this before taking that hit?

  5. Its a 1 year 1 million dollar contract and the min he steps out of line they can release him without losing sleep.Not Bad Deal for a Future Hall of Famer

  6. I don’t think AB has a mental disease. He’s just been enabled his entire life and has a huge sense of entitlement. He has had time to take a long look at himself but has he taken advantage of that or is he going to be the same old AB after a few games. Hopefully part of his contract details requires him to see a psychiatrist so he can begin to behave like a normal human being. The jury is still out on him. If there’s one person that can get through to him it might be Brady. Hopefully he’s telling AB if he screws this up he may not get another chance….ever. AB probably needs money. He can’t afford to screw this one up.

  7. You make a good point in that the performance incentives will potentially undermine the chemistry. What that depends on is how AB reacts when he isn’t targeted or on the field enough to reach monetary milestones. Time will tell.

  8. Antonio Brown is like the Caronavirus. Just when you think you gotten past him he’s back again and at this point there is no cure.

  9. A leopard never changes its spots. Tom’s hubris deludes him into thinking he can change this leopard’s spots.

  10. They’re not going to let him torpedo their season. If he tries anything they’ll bounce his butt out of there.

    This is pretty much AB’s last chance in the NFL and he knows it.

  11. one thing alot of people seem to be forgetting is how, just a few weeks back, Arians had something to the effect of AB not being a fit in the Bucs locker room– how does TB have the power to override his coach? If it is the owner,then perhaps he is not convinced of Arians being a good coach, if it is just Brady, then the rest of the players would likely be upset because of his special treatment aftr only about 6 months of being a Buc… either way something is fishy head coaches do not usually do a 180 that easily or quickly

  12. Give him a chance to redeem himself. Keep him on a short leash. TB12 has an artillery of weapons this season, what will his legacy be? In the shadow of all of this offensive attention, the Bucs D has been even more outstanding than the offense. Now thats scary.

  13. Prediction: Mr Big Chest ignores Covid protocols, infects the team, then loses his junk when he gets penalized for it, throwing a Twitter tantrum.

  14. I can’t STAND this egomaniac, but I guess he’s worth taking a ONE YEAR chance on to give Brady one more weapon. As others have pointed out, if AB screws up again, bounce him. If Brady and Ariens can get him to behave and he does well then it will have been a good decision for not all that much money by NFL standards. Time will tell if it works out well, and if it doesn’t we most likely will never have to worry about seeing this creep in the NFL or anywhere again. He’ll be doing situps in the driveway along with T.O.

  15. This move makes the maturing Bucs the favorite to come out of the NFC. Seattle is good but suspect defense and a lack of consistent running game give the edge to Tampa. Before you say what about the Packers, just remember, they are the Rodgers led Packers who crash and burn each year.

  16. Has he quit on Tampa Bay yet? If so, that would be 4 for 4. Maybe Bruce Arians has some magic that Mike Tomlin, Jon Gruden, and Bill Belichick (all super bowl winners) didn’t have.

  17. It’s in the contract that Tom provides Brown with his own wing in Tom’s mansion and unlimited access to the kitchen & everything in Tom’s refrigerator.

  18. charliecharger says:
    October 24, 2020 at 11:39 am
    Has he quit on Tampa Bay yet? If so, that would be 4 for 4. Maybe Bruce Arians has some magic that Mike Tomlin, Jon Gruden, and Bill Belichick (all super bowl winners) didn’t have.
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    837 receptions, 11207 yards, 74 TDs, 130 games in 9 seasons with the Steelers, quit on his team the last game of 2018, never played for the Steelers again. I would say that Mr. Tomlin had quite the magic in getting the most from Mr. Brown.

  19. The question is would the team you cheer for want him at a minimum salary with an option to cut him at any time for whatever reason? Did Seattle want him? Who else out there in need of receivers could use him? If he turns out the missing piece in the Bucs getting to the playoffs I say it’s worth it. Three Pro Bowler receivers who does an opponet cover, mmmm.

  20. NFL just trying to get its ratings back up, this will fail and the bucks will now not make the playoffs..

  21. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    Wow – humans can be harsh.
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    Yes, we have reams of video, multiple burned bridges and teams, and a lengthy paper trail of legal documents indicating Antonio Brown is indeed the very definition of a “harsh” human being.

  22. With AB on board, maybe this gives Evans TIME to finally heal up and get ready for the 2nd half of season and playoff time?

  23. Brown is proven. A proven quitter. I would rather be known as crazy than a quitter. He is known as both.

  24. I wish I could be a total psycho, be brought in on a project late, and bank a cool mil in exchange. This world is dumb.

  25. redeemerac says:
    October 24, 2020 at 9:42 am
    What I can’t understand is that this is a man with serious mental health issues. Does Tampa believe he’s being treated for this? If not the same things will happen all over again. I know everybody has an opinion on this guy (from the outside he’s not very likeable) but in all seriousness, he needs serious psychiatric help.

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    He very likely is getting psychiatric help. But considering his medical history is none of our business, we’d have no way of knowing, barring a serious violation of HIPAA. Whether you want to give him the benefit of the doubt that he’s working on bettering himself is up to you

  26. LOL at anyone saying he doesn’t have a mental issue and is just enabled.

    Do you remember the burfict hit?

    There was AB before that hit, and AB after that hit. Its some legit Phineas Gage ish. His head got scrambled.

    Ever see the video of him after court being disoriented and heading away from his car, his lawyers, his handlers?

    I hope he’s getting help. Anyone saying he doesn’t need medical / psychiatric help and is just another Diva is deluding themselves.

  27. I have to laugh. I don’t see AB coming into Tampa on a near minimum deal tied to incentives, with Tom Brady as his QB, and demanding anything. If he falls out of line, he’s gone. He’s 32 years old and has played one game in the last year and a half, this is his last chance in the league, so it’s on AB not to mess it up.

  28. touchback6 says:

    October 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

    This will blow up spectacularly.

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    Kinda like the idea Cam could actually pass and run an offense effectively

  29. When you take spoiled milk out of the fridge, and then put it back in….then take it out the next day, it’s still spoiled. But it will at least be entertaining watching what happens…just hate seeing such a good chemistry being tarnished by a bad apple.

  30. He is a really good receiver. That will impact the team tremendously. Whether he is a head case, or you are unhappy with the signing, or whatever the issue is, if he can stay on the field he is dangerous because he is really good. My guess is simple routes early and use him to take pressure off the other guys. Guy came in to NE one game and blew it UP. Yes, he is a childish unhinged person. But if he can stay on the field he is super dangerous.

  31. alleycat702 says:
    Is he going to make his entrance in a hot air balloon?
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    I don’t know about the balloon, but however he makes his entrance you can be sure it will include plenty of hot air.

  32. Kolo Jezdec says:
    October 24, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    837 receptions, 11207 yards, 74 TDs, 130 games in 9 seasons with the Steelers, quit on his team the last game of 2018, never played for the Steelers again. I would say that Mr. Tomlin had quite the magic in getting the most from Mr. Brown.
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    Or … Tomlin enabled the guy because he was talented until it got to the point where all the enabling in the world wouldn’t keep him on the field.

    His time on the Steelers is what created his sense of self worth.

  33. Good move by Arians. Puts the onus on Brady to make this work because Arians is on record as saying AB is not a fit. I feel a bit of the old school Ditka/Jim McMahon vibe going on.

  34. I have to believe that they had a psych evaluation done before signing him. No way they wouldn’t do that.

    That said, his chances of making it to week 17 stand at about 10%.

  35. golions1 says:
    October 24, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Good move by Arians. Puts the onus on Brady to make this work because Arians is on record as saying AB is not a fit.
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    Arians snowed the media and fans like you. He wanted him all along, but pretended he didn’t to tamp down interest from other teams and get AB cheap. And it worked.

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