When Antonio Brown unceremoniously made his exit from Pittsburgh back in 2019, it appeared as though he had burned that bridge to ashes on the way out, with no chance of a reunion ever happening in the future.
Brown’s fate with the Steelers was all but sealed when he got into it with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and missed practices ahead of the team’s must-win week 17 contest back in 2018. At that point, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin had seen enough. He benched AB for the team’s final game, then traded him in March 2019 to the Raiders for a third- and fifth-round pick.
From there, AB quickly wore out his welcomes in Oakland, and then in New England.
Finally, Tom Brady appeared to have Antonio Brown on a straight path once again, as he brought the talented wideout to Tampa, where the two worked together to win Super Bowl LV. But less than one year later, Brown burned yet another bridge late in the season, this time thanks to a week 17 sideline outburst at MetLife Stadium during a game against the Jets.
That appeared to be the final straw for Brown in the NFL….or was it?
Some have suggested a possible return to Pittsburgh, where he first broke out as one of the league’s top wide receivers.
So, what does Mike Tomlin think about that possibility?… He’s not seeing it.
During a recent appearance on “The Pivot Podcast,” former NFL running back Fred Taylor brought up the possibility of Antonio Brown rejoining the Steelers after the wideout had expressed interest in a return during his own appearance on their podcast.
It did not take Tomlin long to shut down that scenario, as he quickly stated, “Ya’ll know that ain’t happening.”
“In terms of putting a helmet on and running out of the tunnel and playing ball and stuff like that man, you know, he’s moved on and we’ve moved on,” Tomlin continued. “We can sit around and chop that up and pretend like it’s a realistic conversation, but we all know that’s not realistic.”
So much for that!
Brown was drafted by the Steelers in the sixth-round of the 2010 draft. He spent nine seasons with the club, racking up 837 catches for 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns. He made seven Pro Bowls and led the NFL in receiving twice.
He is currently a free agent and it’s very likely to stay that way until the 33-year-old officially announces his retirement.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.