It seems unlikely that the New Orleans Saints sign Antonio Brown, but the superstar could be the difference in whether or not they make the Super Bowl.
There’s no denying the New Orleans Saints season has been an outstanding success. While they do have a few blemishes like a loss to the Falcons, the team has at-large been one of the league’s best.
It’s pretty insane to think that, at 13-3, New Orleans was still not able to secure a top-two seed in the NFC. They barely missed a first-round bye, and now they’ll be taking on the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the NFC playoffs.
As they prepare for the playoffs, rumors of the Saints signing Antonio Browns have poured in. They all stem from the fact that New Orleans brought the former four-time All-Pro in for a workout.
However, a myriad of issues surfaced, including Brown’s entourage that was discouraged by New Orleans. That said, it doesn’t seem like they’ll stick their neck out and try to secure arguably a top-three wide receiver in the NFL.
But, his presence and competence both on and off the field could make him a top threat for New Orleans. Brown playing by the rules is a huge issue and one that the Saints likely won’t take a risk on.
The Saints need Brown, arguably more than any other team in the NFL. With Michael Thomas, a receiver that’s destined for an All-Pro selection, as their only edge threat, the Saints need to find a way to add a dominant No. 2 receiver.
That’s why signing Brown is a must. They need that extra presence that’s good enough to elevate their receiving corp to the NFC’s best. His presence could be the difference in the team’s potential Super Bowl run.
But, can Brown abide by Sean Payton and the Saints’ rule? Will the Saints even give him another chance to?
Those questions must be answered first.