Remember how desperate the Pats were midseason, inking Josh Gordon to a deal before his status with the league came into question. In a similar vein, Brown
No team likelier to be closely monitoring Antonio Brown situation than #Patriots.— Evan Silva (@evansilva) February 13, 2019
Would fill huge need at outside WR ✅
Elite work ethic ✅
Elite route runner ✅
Long history of success w/ malcontents ✅
Long history of WR trades ✅
Would help maximize ongoing Brady window ✅
In 15 games with the Steelers last season, Brown posted just shy of 1,300 receiving yards to pair with a league-leading 15 TDs.
Add this man to an offense already with Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Sony Michel, and James White, the Pats should feel pretty comfortable going into the 2019 season.
Taking on Brown would definitely be a rather large investment, for any team across the league, as he carries roughly a $22 million cap hit for the 2019 season, along with roughly $18 million for 2020. In other words, trading for Brown would definitely cap strap the Patriots.
However, the Patriots could have some cap room to work with. Set to have roughly $26 million in space for the offseason, and with some reworked contracts, Bill Belichick and Co. could easily get this done.
Should Brown head to Foxborough, expect the Pats to be right back atop the race for their seventh ring.