Russell Wilson Reportedly Pushing for Antonio Brown to Join Seahawks

Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is reportedly wanted in Seattle. | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks took a chance on Josh Gordon in 2019. He appeared in five games before being suspended indefinitely once again.

The team could use another receiver to help Russell Wilson and the offense and are reportedly considering a different suspended wideout. That would be Antonio Brown, whose return to football remains up in the air thanks to Roger Goodell.

The reported interest in Brown is from Wilson himself, according to John Clayton. Brown has the raw talent to be dominant and perhaps Wilson thinks he can wrangle the unique individual and keep him on the field for an entire season.

Brown's last full season came in 2018 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He then had a tumultuous tenure with the Oakland Raiders in 2019 in which he was let go before playing in a single game. What followed was one game with the New England Patriots before legal troubles started to hit and now he sits in limbo due to several open investigations.

The Seahawks targeting Brown a year ago would have been one thing. Given all his current legal troubles, the front office may have to tell Wilson that the distraction just isn't worth it until everything gets resolved.