Antonio Brown on future: ‘All options on the table’
Antonio Brown surfaced in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday ahead of Super Bowl LIII, and the disgruntled wide receiver addressed his uncertain future with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Brown saga has taken so many twists and turns since the wideout was benched for the Steelers’ season finale it’s difficult to keep track of every development. That said, there has been no shortage of speculation concerning how Brown himself may prefer a change of scenery.
Brown discussed the fallout from all the drama as well as his uncertain future in an interview with Complex Sports, in which he stated “all options on the table” as far as next season is concerned.
Antonio Brown shares his side of the story involving his Week 17 absence and the numerous trade rumors. #EASportsBowl pic.twitter.com/gaSFIJSquG— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 1, 2019
Brown was asked if he has any regret over how things played out at season’s end when the Steelers sat him after he essentially went AWOL.
“I think what people didn’t understand was, football is a job,” Brown said, as transcribed by Steelers Depot. “You know, you just can’t miss and not show up, they’ll take your check. A lot of things went on and had a lot of communication and lot of facts wasn’t being said. But it shows me who got me through all of that adversity, through the storm. See how people feel.”
In a separate interview on Thursday with USA TODAY, Brown was asked what matters most when weighing his future.
Antonio Brown shows off a new look and gives his take on where he'd prefer to play in 2019. #EASportsBowl pic.twitter.com/V4AENBfllv— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 1, 2019
“I just want to win, you know?” Brown said, as transcribed by NFL.com. “I just want to win. Play with a team that’s going to win.”
So, does that mean there are other options than his current home in Pittsburgh?
“Doesn’t matter where,” Brown said.
Brown has been mostly cryptic and tight-lipped in recent weeks about the drama surrounding him, so perhaps his interviews on Thursday mean he’s prepared to get things resolved, one way or another.