The New Orleans Saints (12-3) are bringing in embattled All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown in today for a workout just before playoff time.
For the New Orleans Saints, the move is a no- brainer especially at this juncture of the season.
Although reports say that any team signing Antonio Brown would have to wait and see what the league does, the move puts the ball back in the NFL court to force the league’s hand so to speak.
Let’s take a look at what a potential signing of Antonio Brown could bring to the New Orleans Saints already high powered offense.
First off the question would be — pick your poison?
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We’ve already got a glimpse of what he could immediately bring to a team with just one game with the New England Patriots earlier on this season.
In just one game with the New England Patriots Antonio Brown was targeted eight times and caught four balls for 56 yards and one touchdown. In his nine-year career, he has amassed over 11,000 yards and caught over 800-plus balls and 75 touchdowns.
The addition to the New Orleans Saints would be dynamic sort of like Chris Paul going to Lakers when Kobe Bryant needed him to make another championship run and the league denied him.
With Antonio Brown, the Saints would have All-Pro Michael Thomas who has already made his mark in the league by setting the all-time receptions record. Antonio Brown would up opposite him and be watched by team’s second-string corners.
With future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, no team in the league is quite ready for that kind of offensive firepower.
Teams would literally have to pick who they’re going to let torch them.
If they double $100 million man, Michael Thomas, then you leave open Antonio Brown. If you cover Brown tightly, then tight end Jared Cook and Michael Thomas are open. Who are you going to let beat you?
So, if the New Orleans Saints can sign Brown and the league allows Antonio Brown to play immediately, the NFC and the rest of the league better watch out because the Saints are coming.