Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has been making headlines for the last week, as he's out with severe frostbite on his feet and has been making a stink about what type of helmet he's going to wear this season.
When you move past all of that, you have to wonder if he'll be ready to go for the start of the season. According to Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, Brown will play Week 1.
Jon Gruden on if he expects Antonio Brown to play in Week 1? "Oh yeah. Yep."— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 13, 2019
The helmet saga will take care of itself, as it seems highly unlikely Brown will retire over a helmet. However, the health of his feet is still concerning.
Of course, Gruden was pretty direct about whether AB will be ready to play in their first game against the Denver Broncos.
Jon Gruden on WR Antonio Brown arriving in Napa today: “We’ve had a pretty good understanding, despite what people think, of what was going to happen.” Will he play Week 1? “Oh yeah.”— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 13, 2019
Oakland can only hope that's the case, as Brown is by far their top offensive weapon for quarterback Derek Carr. They need him out there if they want any chance to make the postseason this campaign.