Antonio Brown says he’s not playing in 2022

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When we last saw Antonio Brown on an NFL football field, the receiver was doing a shirtless sprint to the locker room during a Jan. 2 game between the Buccaneers and Jets. Was that the last game of Brown’s career?

Brown has received no interest in free agency after his meltdown, which prompted the Buccaneers to release him, as well as his refusal to undergo ankle surgery without a commitment from a team.

Interviewed during a Fan Controlled Football game, Brown said he is done with the NFL.

“Obviously, we live the game, but you can’t play forever,” Brown said. “I think I’m a great player that’s done everything in the game.”

Asked if he would suit up in 2022, Brown said, “Nah, don’t play yourself looking at me to play.”

Earlier this month, out of the blue, Brown stated on social media a desire to retire as a member of the Steelers.

If Brown is done, and there’s no indication any team would even consider signing him, he will finish his career with 928 receptions for 12,291 yards and 83 touchdowns as well as a lot left on the table. “What if . . .” surely will follow Brown post-career as he had Hall of Fame ability.

64 responses to “Antonio Brown says he’s not playing in 2022

  1. Antonio Brown needs to just get over himself. A lot of the resistance toward him are because of his own actions.

  2. Why not?! After all that preach talk about Kaep being a phony he had me excited for a comeback!

  3. I fully expect Fox Sports to pay him $100m to be the on field reporter for Tom Brady’s broadcast crew.

  4. What Brown will be known for in 20 years: most talented WR to not make the HoF, because he was a clown.

  5. What if……..he wasn’t

    Yeah….what if?

  6. If not for his friendship with Brady, he would have already been out of the league. Then he turned on Brady after getting released, now there’s nobody in the league that would want him anyways. Good riddance Mr. Big Chest.

  7. He had plenty left in the tank but very little left between the ears.

  8. Dude could play, one of the best at one point. And that took some work, but the success went to his head it seems. Definitely lost a season or more.

  9. He’s telling us what we already know. It’s not like it was up to him. 32 teams had reached tge same conclusion.

  10. I remember when the Steelers offered Mike Wallace a contract and after he refused it (and came to Miami for 2 eventful seasons) they offered it to Brown. Strange to think that Antonio Brown was once the quiet, rational WR in Pittsburgh back then. What a strange world that was!

  11. So the guy that no team wants acts like it’s his decision that he won’t play this year.

    Got it.

  12. It’s not going to end well for Mr. Brown. He just ain’t quite right in the noggin.

  13. or 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027…

    the only intrigue left in this guy’s career is whether or not the Steelers will sully their reputation and allow him to retire as a Steeler.

  14. He says he’s not playing in 2022, really that’s not his decision it’s the owners!

  15. Even Pittsburgh doesn’t want to sign him to a one day contract so that he can retire a Steeler…they might be afraid that he would argue with a coach before the ink is dry…

  16. Cheatin Tom fan club all triggered by this guy lololol

    How dare he leave poor little-arm Tommy’s team. Who does this guy think he is?

  17. That’s AB. No one showed interest and he feels disrespected. He said he won’t go through the surgery until a team dedicates themselves to adding him to the team. The right thing to do is get the surgery, and be ready ASAP and then think about a franchise giving you money. I love AB, I have an autographed Central Michigan helmet, I seen him play live there, him and my little brother talk on facebook. He has to much talent to be playing these games, get in good health and get your head straight.

  18. When you think about it we all watched him take off his pads for the last time!!

  19. Personally he just call it quits. He is an embarrassment to to himself his team mates and the NFL. The NFL would better bettter place without him and his attitude.

  20. Every night I thank my lucky stars and think about What if…
    Antonio Brown weaseled his way onto the Buffalo Bills.
    I suppose I should be thankful to Antonio, since the only one stopping that from happening was…..
    You guessed it, Antonio.
    Thank You Antonio!! Now Buhhh Byeeeee

  21. Somebody needs to pull him aside and ask him what it says about him as a man if teams would rather lose without him then win with him. He needed to take a long hard look in the mirror a long time ago.

  22. He’s got that right. He won’t be playing in 2022. Good chance not in 2023 or after that either. Declining talent.

  23. His stats, ring and being the most dominant at his position for a 5 year span should assure him a first ballot hof induction.

  24. His stats, ring and being the most dominant at his position for a 5 year span should assure him a first ballot hof induction.

    His antics ensure he will never get in. Period.

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