Russell Wilson is Playing With Fire by Working Out With Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown
WR Antonio Brown was seen working out with Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. | Mark Brown/Getty Images

Antonio Brown is likely facing a significant suspension from the NFL over several off-the-field incidents, but that hasn't stopped his name from showing up in rumors connected to several teams.

Brown's name is back in the rumor mill and this time it's because he was actually seen working out with a quarterback. And not just any quarterback, but one of the best in the NFL in Russell Wilson.

This sure seems to add some legitimacy to the rumors about the Seattle Seahawks having interest in Brown. But this still doesn't appear to be the best idea. Has everyone forgotten Brown's horrific 2019?

Interest in Brown lives on because of what he did with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the past. That was before he showed up in Oakland and caused drama over a helmet, only to essentially force his way out before playing a single game with the New England Patriots. He was then released over some serious legal issues.

But here he is again, working out with Wilson. The quarterback's voice likely carries a lot of weight within the organization and the Seahawks have reportedly expressed interest. This is the same team that gave Josh Gordon yet another chance after he too was cut by the Patriots.

Brown is still probably tops in the game, but last year proved his off-the-field baggage is simply too much, especially with a likely pending suspension. Wilson simply doesn't need to be associating himself with this kind of character as the Seahawks gear up for a potential Super Bowl run in 2020.