Antonio Brown going to the Raiders for less than third and fifth spherical picks reveals was his true worth available on the market was. He was by no means going to come back near fetching a 1st spherical choose the way in which Amari Cooper did. Sure, Brown is a greater receiver, however all the opposite “stuff” issues. That features Cooper about to show 25, coming into his prime, whereas Brown turns 31 this summer time, and his prime could also be over.
It seems like Brown’s tenure in Oakland may already be written. We are able to look to the scorpion and the frog as a information.
Brown will in all probability come out within the 2019 season opener and rating a landing or two, simply surpass 100 yards, and possibly the Raiders win a detailed recreation and there’s pleasure about Oakland. By the tip of September, the honeymoon part will nonetheless be in impact, Brown can be among the many league leaders in receptions and yards, and possibly the Raiders are off to a sizzling begin.
Inevitably, it’ll fade, as a result of they’ve one of many worst rosters within the NFL, and by Thanksgiving the Raiders can be at or close to the basement of the AFC West. Perhaps you’ll hear some not-positive information emerge from the Oakland locker room. If I needed to guess 9 months prematurely, Brown can be concerned.
Brown will in all probability have his first media outburst – or sideline antics – in December, and when the Raiders end 5-11 or 6-10, and Brown’s numbers statistics are good-but-not-great, and he’s exterior the High 10 of receptions, yards and TDs, that’s when purchaser’s regret will settle in.
Assuming Derek Carr was the QB for all of this (and so they didn’t get Kyler Murray), then the true issues start – who’s the QB of the longer term? What do they do with their declining asset in Brown, who turns 32 in the summertime of 2020? Have they got to commerce up within the draft to get Tua, Justin Herbert, or another person who emerges?
I want Vegas would supply odds on whether or not or not Antonio Brown performs in a playoff recreation with the Raiders. On condition that the Chiefs and Chargers are already considerably higher groups, I’d guess Brown received’t see the playoffs within the black and silver.