Leonard Fournette hopes “misunderstood” Antonio Brown re-signs with Buccaneers

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When the Buccaneers re-signed Leonard Fournette, he became the second-to-last significant player on last season’s championship team to return to Tampa Bay for 2021. And he’s hoping the last player re-signs, too.

Fournette said Antonio Brown, who is now the only player who got significant playing time on the 2020 Buccaneers not under contract to the 2021 Buccaneers, comes to terms with the team.

“I hope he comes back,” Fournette said. “Guys like that, you need around. He’s just I think misunderstood, a lot. I didn’t know too much about AB before we played with each other, but he’s a great guy to be around and I hope he comes back.”

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians says the team has made it clear to Brown that there’s a contract waiting for him if he wants to sign it. His teammates want him back, too. The only question is whether Brown thinks he can get a better deal elsewhere.

24 responses to “Leonard Fournette hopes “misunderstood” Antonio Brown re-signs with Buccaneers

  1. Although there are plenty of teams that can use his talent for most teams it’s just not worth the risk. Unless Seattle comes in with an offer there doesnt appear to be anyone interested as of now

  2. Brady is working with management to pay brown under the table through his TB12 foundation to make up the difference of signing for the minimum this year. His dad Goodell won’t dare investigate. There are no rules when it comes to brady. The biggest fraud in sports history.

  3. Reminds me a little bit of T Owens.

    I can’t imagine being that rich for so long in my younger days. I am sure I would do something stupid.

    Just hard to relate, for the average Joe.

  4. Reckless driving, assault, sexual assault with lawsuit, argument with GM, threatening to retire over outdated helmet, texting threatening messages… yup, just misunderstood.

  5. Even if Watson is guilty of every accusation he is no where near what Brown has done

  6. He’s a bit more than “misunderstood”. Makes me laugh how Goodell didn’t allow him to play for NE but nothing changed since, but he allows him to play in TB.

    The cheating is amazing from Goodell.

  7. It’s amazing how talent, money & fame can make people not see you for whom you showed yourself to be.

  8. Misunderstood?? Fournette must not have seen that season of Hard Knocks with AB and the Raiders.. Knock on wood if you’re with me.

  9. Leonard it’s nice to put your two cents in, but for now, just let Tom Brady call the shots, and you and the others can just march to Tom’s orders. That seemed to work fine, didn’t it? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  10. If the Bucs sign AB for another year, it just say management doesn’t care about the growth of Miller and Johnson. The Bucs have outstanding receivers WR in Evans and Godwin, 2 out standings TEs Gronkowski and Brate, and 2 young studs receivers in Miller and Johnson. The Bucs don’t need AB to win another title. It’s a simple fact. The only thing AB has is Brady in his corner.

  11. I guess I’m really dumb now. I thought I knew what misunderstood meant?

  12. Yeah The people who almost got hit with furniture from 6 floors up have a hard time understanding it. SMH.

  13. With Howard about to get back, AB should keep his low profile approach, take the offer he got by the Bucs, and make the best of his opportunities on the field, which is exactly what he did in 2020.
    Sure, we all know he would like a bigger contract, but again by remaining the last unsigned player, he paints himself in the corner.
    He should take in consideration his past behavior, the pending lawsuit, and embrace the opportunity to go forward.

  14. It’s difficult, next to impossible, to defend Brown’s prior behavior. There was very little in that behavior that was nuanced or complex, actions that could be or would be easily misunderstood. That said, there are very few people who are irredeemable, Antonio Brown included.

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