Russell Wilson has voiced his opinions about the direction of Seahawks football more this offseason. He likes Antonio Brown. Seattle might make it happen for him. Wilson wanted a better offensive line and maybe that has happened. But he definitely wants even more good receivers and John Schneider will likely give him this gift.
Will it be Antonio Brown? If Wilson has his way it could be. There have been many articles written about Brown possibly coming to Seattle, even before last season. Brown ended up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won a Super Bowl with them. Actually, Brown was probably better served to play with the Bucs because while also winning a Super Bowl, Seattle didn’t really need a third option at receiver.
Now they do and Brown is still a good player. Adding him to the roster would only allow D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to be better as well with more space to work in with some attention being paid to Brown. Russell Wilson would then have three very good wideouts to throw to while also having good tight ends in Will Dissly and Gerald Everett.
Seahawks signing Antonio Brown would come with concerns
The fear as always with Brown is that he will be a disruptive player in the locker room. Pete Carroll tolerates more than a lot of coaches but also always teaches a team-first attitude. Players who don’t seem to hold true to that usually get exported more quickly than others. There are several reasons Tyler Lockett got an extension and one is that he is a great person to have on the team. While players like Earl Thomas are given their leave.
Seattle on paper is just as good if not better than last year despite the departures they have and with the additions they’ve acquired. Antonio Brown makes the Seahawks a better team, but again, only on paper. Brown’s issues are in the intangibles. If he comes in and upsets the rapport of the wide receiver room, he needs to be let go.
This also might come down to the fact that after Brown joined the Buccaneers, quarterback Tom Brady had enough control of the team to limit any potential distraction caused by Brown. Does Russell Wilson have that same kind of command over the locker room?