Antonio Brown wants to play football in 2022, but he refuses to go under the knife until a team commits to him first.
The free-agent WR made that clear when he told TMZ Sports he is waiting to have surgery to repair his ankle until he signs with a team.
“I need to get my ankle fixed, but I just want to make sure I got an obligation or a commitment from a team,” Brown said. “…It’s a lot for a guy to go do surgery without an idea of where you gonna work, or who you going to work for.”
Brown tore ligaments in his ankle last season. It has since become a major talking point as to the reason he may have blown up on the sidelines during that infamous game against the New York Jets where he stormed off the field.
Brown added he still has hopes of continuing his professional football career.
“I’m a player first,” AB said. “I couldn’t even be in this position without being a football player. So I never want to take that for granted. I would love to continue my career. I got a lot of game left in me.”
Last season, the 33-year-old appeared in seven games and recorded 42 receptions for 545 yards (13.3 YPC) and four touchdowns.