- The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday
- Books are offering a prop wager favoring that Brown won’t be back in the NFL this season
- They also have a prop that gives odds against Brown being in the league to start next season
Down goes Antonio Brown. He will play no more forever.
Okay, maybe not forever. But the betting is that quite a bit of time will pass before Brown is required to find a football helmet that fits the way he likes it.
The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver was released Friday by the New England Patriots. Sportsbooks are laying odds that Brown won’t be back in the lineup of an NFL team for long while.
They’re out with a pair of prop wagers dealing with Brown’s future. They favor Brown not to join another NFL team for the remainder of the 2019 season. They also are giving odds against any NFL team suiting him up to start the 2020 campaign.
Will Antonio Brown Play Another Down Of Football During The 2019 NFL Season?
*Odds taken on 09/19/19.
Shortly after Brown was released by the Patriots, his agent Drew Rosenhaus issued a statement notifying all that his client was healthy and looking forward to his next opportunity to play in the NFL.
It's unfortunate things didn't work out with the Patriots. But Antonio is healthy and is looking forward to his next opportunity in the NFL. He wants to play the game he loves and he hopes to play for another team soon.
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) September 20, 2019
If that’s the case, then Brown should be looking far ahead. Well down the road.
Currently, it would appear that he is to NFL teams what kryptonite is to Superman.
Saints coach Sean Payton: “If you’re asking if we have any interest in him (Antonio Brown), no.”
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) September 7, 2019
The Seattle Seahawks kicked the tires on Brown’s interest in playing for them after he was released earlier this month by the Oakland Raiders.
Pete Carroll on if Seahawks would consider Antonio Brown again. “We’re pretty well set right now,” Carroll said.
— bcondotta (@bcondotta) September 20, 2019
This time, they won’t even entertain the notion.
Well, there’s always the XFL, right?
I look forward to the Johnny Manziel to Antonio Brown connection in the XFL.
— Michael Jenkins (@JenksNBCS) September 20, 2019
Brown has rapidly burned two bridges with NFL teams known for their history of taking risks on malcontents – the Oakland Raiders and the Patriots.
If he can’t make it there, he’s not likely going to be given the chance to make it anywhere else.
Pick: No (-300).
Well, Didn’t that Play Out Quickly?
Brown’s career with New England lasted 11 days and one game.
Anthony Scaramucci is dumbfounded by how quickly Brown lost his hold on such a prime job.
The Miami Dolphins, the only team that got to see Brown play as a Patriot, can’t believe what a hot mess he’s turned out to be.
Antonio Brown's masterplan to get to the Dolphins is nearly complete.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) September 20, 2019
Most figured Josh Gordon, not Brown, would be the problem child wideout dumped by the Pats.
Some NFL legends are stepping forward to offer advice to the talented but troubled receiver.
Antonio Brown I have no interest in knowing about your allegations but what I do want you to know is I’m praying for you brother… sooner or later we all will learn.. all we have is each other…. let your kids beautiful smiles ease your mind through the madness
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) September 20, 2019
He’s even getting wisdom and legal advice delivered to him by former NFL star and paragon of ethical and moral societal behavior, the one and only OJ Simpson.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) September 20, 2019
When it appears that you’re losing the high ground to The Juice, it’s clearly time to reassess the priorities in your life.
Will Antonio Brown Be On A Roster For Game 1 Of The 2020 NFL Season?
Nearly a year will have passed by the time the 2020 NFL season gets underway, and time tends to heal a lot of wounds. Even the gaping ones that originally looked to be fatal to a career.
The last few months have been a mess for Antonio Brown. pic.twitter.com/ZIFZH3rmeI
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 20, 2019
It’ll hinge on Brown’s legal battles. He’s facing two allegations of sexual misconduct. How that plays out is going to play into his NFL future.
Antonio Brown lost the chance to earn $50 million over three years with the Raiders, sponsorship deals with Nike and Xenith and then his job with the Patriots in less than two weeks. All that since Sept. 7.
— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) September 20, 2019
Of course, if the NFL doesn’t come calling, there’s always a fallback position for a guy who’s alleged of sexual misconduct, blows up multi-million deals and trash talks his co-workers on Twitter.
Antonio Brown is now accused of sexual assault, stiffing people who did work for him, and defrauding charities.
Can’t play for the Patriots.
Can be president* of the United States.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) September 20, 2019
And there is a Presidential election in 2020, you know.
Pick: No (-180)