More than seven months have passed since Antonio Brown has suited up for a NFL game. In late May, the former Buccaneers receiver opened up about building his rap career and how “business was booming” for him as an “independent businessman” in an interview while attending a Fan Controlled Football game.
In April, Brown released his first album with the help of rapper, producer and fashion designer Kanye West. As Brown focuses on a novel rap career, the seven-time Pro Bowler also shared in May that he would not play in the NFL in the 2022 season.
Since the Buccaneers released Brown following his abrupt exit in Tampa Bay’s 28-24 win against the Jets in Week 17, the former All-Pro wide receiver made several headlines for various reasons that did not concern football. However, on Thursday, the Super Bowl LV champion tweeted his biggest regret of his NFL career. Surprisingly, it was not his Week 17 fiasco against the Jets, calling his general manager a “cracker” nor showing up to Raiders’ camp late “in a hot air balloon with frozen feet.”
“My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see me, Antonio Brown, play a game live,” Brown tweeted. “Sure, I can watch the game afterwards, but I can’t imagine what that was like for you all to see something like that. Like watching the Beatles or Jesus perform at Red Rocks.”
Brown stated that he wanted to retire with the Steelers' organization. However, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin shut down the idea in May on The Pivot Podcast, saying it was not “realistic.”
If in fact Brown never plays again in the NFL, Brown was one of the best receivers of his generation. In his career, Brown sits at No. 21 on the NFL's all-time receptions list with 928 and has recorded 12,291 yards and 83 touchdowns.
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