There are two schools of thought regarding that question.
He has what it takes to contribute to a team by stats alone.
Even with an injured ankle, he still managed to have 545 yards and four touchdowns with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season.
However, there’s another prevailing question about his availability.
Will any team ever want him again?
That bizarre incident during their game against the New York Jets might be the wedge that ultimately cut any interest for the five-time All-Pro.
It’s normal to see players and coaches having verbal altercations on the sideline, especially when the stakes are high and the team isn’t performing well.
However, taking away your helmet and jersey before jogging out of the field while the game is ongoing will be his lasting image.
Yes, he is a talented wide receiver when his head is in the game.
But would teams risk getting him, knowing that he might throw another tantrum?
For now, Brown would like to continue playing in the NFL, even if he still needs surgery for an ankle injury.
Unfortunately, he will only undergo an operation if a team signs him to a contract.
"I need to get my ankle fixed, but I just want to make sure I got an obligation or a commitment from a team. It's a lot for a guy to go do surgery without an idea of where you gonna work." – Antonio Brown to @TMZ_Sports pic.twitter.com/mikW0CcmHs
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) March 31, 2022
As shared by NFL on CBS, Brown said to TMZ Sports, “I need to get my ankle fixed, but I just want to make sure I got an obligation or a commitment from a team. It’s a lot for a guy to go do surgery without an idea of where you gonna work.”
Brown Doesn’t Have Leverage
Unfortunately, the odds regarding his current situation are not in his favor.
Interested teams would like to see if he’s healthy, and he couldn’t prove that if he’s still dealing with an injury.
Will he be able to run routes as he used to when he’s nursing a physical condition?
Likewise, team rosters are pretty much done, meaning that he would have to wait for a while to receive interest.
However, no team will reach out to a player who is not committed to getting himself into the best shape.