NFL teams aren’t holding back in paying top dollar for elite wide receivers.
After the All-Pro wideout left the Green Bay Packers, the Las Vegas Raiders gave Davante Adams a five-year, $141 million deal.
Seeing that contract made Tyreek Hill raise his demand of being the highest-paid player at the position.
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have that money, which led to his trade to the Miami Dolphins.
Hill then signed a four-year, $120 million deal upon joining the Dolphins.
Antonio Brown must have seen these contracts and thought he could earn that much.
Antonio Brown wonders why other wide receivers are getting big contracts and he isn't 💰 pic.twitter.com/9Seo81xzlS
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As shared by The Sporting News, Brown shared to TMZ Sports, “I still feel like I can put up big numbers, and I see what these guys are getting paid. I wonder why my value isn’t being upheld as the same.”
Brown doesn’t understand that he’s a tough buy for all NFL teams.
If he feels that he can still put up big numbers, he must owe it to himself to undergo ankle surgery and prove that on the field.
Likewise, no team wants a distraction like he did when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the New York Jets last season.
Hill and Adams aren’t saintly, but their focus on the field was to compete and not become a distraction to the team.
His Numbers Don’t Stack Up With Elite Receivers
Finally, his 2021 stats are nowhere near what Hill and Adams did.
Hill was able to demand a huge contract because his numbers were closer to Adams.
“Cheetah” finished with 1,239 yards and nine touchdowns, while Adams had 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Brown had 483 and 545 yards in his last two seasons.
It’s hard to prove that you’re at par with the best if your output tells otherwise.