Stephen A says Eagles should sign Antonio Brown

Andrew Porter
November 05, 2019 - 1:17 pm

There's been a lot of talk of the Eagles adding help at the wide receiver position with DeSean Jackson likely done for at least the regular season, and Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor struggling. 

Names like Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith and even Dez Bryant, have been mentioned. But the big name that is the most exciting, and provides the most upside, is Antonio Brown. 

Stephen A. Smith believes the Eagles are the perfect team to take a shot on Brown. 

“You damn right they should," Smith said on ESPN's First Take. "This is a team that has the 21st ranked passing attack and you got receivers all over the place dropping passes. I challenge anybody to show me one quarterback in the league that has had wide receivers drop more passes than the Philadelphia Eagles have dropped from Carson Wentz this season. And yet Carson Wentz still only have four interceptions on this entire season and about 15 touchdowns. The Eagles are just a half game out of first place. (Ronald) Darby is back in your secondary. (Jalen) Mills is back in your secondary. Even though they may not be great, the fact of the matter is they are an upgrade from those cats they had out there when those brothers couldn’t play.

And so, when you look at it from that perspective and the coaching of Pederson, if you gonna go for it, go for it. But what I’m saying is, at this particular point in time, Antonio Brown is minimal risk. Here’s the point that I’m trying to make—Antonio Brown because of all his nonsense and all of the stuff that he’s done. You want to get back into the league? Remember, they though Seattle, he had a chance at Seattle, didn’t happen. They rather get Josh Gordon. We know his checkered past, but they grabbed him in a heartbeat before they grabbed Antonio Brown. So if you’re Antonio Brown, this may be your shot. If I’m the Eagles, I’m desperate enough because I’m close enough to making the playoffs. I’m only a half-game behind Dallas, I play Dallas later on in the season, I go for it.”

Brown, 31, has had a wild year, to say the least. Brown was released by the Raiders before playing his first game with the team in September, signed by the Patriots, but then released again on September 20 following allegations of sexual and personal misconduct.