Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson admits he would like his team to sign seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown, who is still hoping to get another shot in the NFL. Brown, who is now a free agent, last played for the New England Patriots in September 2019, who released him after sexual assault allegations were made against the wide receiver.
Brown has been one of the best receivers in the game over the last decade his off-court troubles have left him without a job, and though he is the biggest free agent name on the market, teams dont want all the negative attention the wide receiver brings with himself.
But last year's NFL MVP Jackson worked out with Brown and he would love to have the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver on his team. "I was hoping we would get him," Jackson said Wednesday, as quoted on ESPN.
"I'm still hoping -- a little bit." Jackson led the Ravens to the best record in the league last year but their postseason campaign ended with a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans. Jackson says the goal remains to win the Super Bowl and he believes Brown's goal is also interested in winning games and helping a team become better.
"We want to win, and I can tell in him [that] he wants to win," Jackson said. "He wants to play ball."
Jackson insists Brown isn't as bad as he is portrayed in the media
"I just feel, around us, he was a great guy," Jackson said.
"You don't see anything going on at all. He's a cool, down-to-earth guy. He's passionate about the sport of football. "There's no quit with him. That's the type of guy we need in our locker room. I feel like the locker room here is different than any other locker room.
There's a brotherhood going on. None of that outside noise. It's strictly inside." Last week, Brown urged the NFL to conclude their investigation into his conduct so he has some clarity on the situation as his goal is to return to the league.
"The fact that you refuse to provide a deadline and the reason for the fact you won't resolve your investigations is completely unacceptable," Brown wrote in an Instagram post. "I demand you provide me clarity on this situation immediately if you really care about my wellbeing.
My legal team continues to ask and you provide no answers. How is it that the league can just drag it's feet on any investigation it chooses on players and we just have to sit there in limbo?"