Antonio Brown playfully hinted he was willing to talk with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about a return to the field.
The Cowboys have hit a receiver injury crisis after James Washington injured his foot earlier this month with Michael Gallup already out while recovering from ACL surgery.
But Brown appears willing to solve their wide receiver woes as he issued a plea to owner Jones.
Antonio Brown playfully hinted he was willing to talk with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
Brown hasn’t played an NFL game since he left a game vs. the Jets in early January 2022
Brown last played for the Buccaneers, where he won a Super Bowl but was cut last January after ripping off his jersey and storming off the field during the third quarter of a game vs. the Jets.
He is currently a free agent after suiting up for the Bucs in seven games last year but seems keen to take to the field again as a Cowboy.
When told people want him to come back to football, Brown told TMZ: ‘Tell Jerry Jones to call me.
‘If he wants the dance,’ he added, while turning his back to the camera and shimmying his hips. ‘If he want the production, maybe.’
The wide receiver told Cowboys owner Jones ‘to call him’ when asked about a football return
After the infamous shirtless episode at MetLife Stadium, Tom Brady suggested Brown may need ‘help’ and struck a serious tone in regards to his ex-teammate.
‘We all love him,’ he said. ‘We care about him deeply. You know, we want to see him be at his best, and, you know, unfortunately it won’t be with our team.’
When asked if he had spoken to the star quarterback, Brown appeared to hold no grudges as he said: ‘No but tell him I miss the passes. I’m still open.’
It is unclear how serious Brown was about a potential talk with Jones given he has spent the offseason focused on his music career, which included him creating a dance for one of his songs that has now gone viral.
After the infamous shirtless episode, Tom Brady (left) suggested Brown may need ‘help’
And it doesn’t seem like Brown will be too upset if he doesn’t make the move to Dallas as he teased a new album release next month. He said: ‘I might put one out soon. September.’
Brown baffled NFL fans earlier this week by sharing a self-deprecating fake quote meme in which he compared himself to Jesus and referenced the MetLife incident.
He claimed his exit during the Bucs’ game against the Jets was related to an ankle injury he refused to play through, while his coach Bruce Arians said he told Brown he was ‘done’ after he complained about not receiving the ball.
The meme shared by Brown nods to that incident, as well as the others throughout his checkered career.
Earlier this week, Brown shared a meme that made fun of his many missteps in recent years
‘My biggest regret in my career doesn’t involve calling my GM a ‘cracker’, or showing up to Raiders camp late in a hot air balloon with frozen feet, or throwing rocks at that UPS driver, and it definitely doesn’t involve taking my shirt off and doing a victory lap around the Jets’ stadium mid game while throwing up deuces,’ it reads.
‘My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see me, Antonio Brown, play a game live. 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.’
As noted by the fake quote – and seemingly acknowledged by Brown himself – the four-time All-Pro has repeatedly gotten himself in trouble.
Brown helped Tampa Bay win Super Bowl LV but was cut from the team less than a year later
In recent years, Brown has thrown a rock at a moving truck driver – which resulted in burglary and battery charges to which he pleaded no contest – and was accused of a prior sexual assault while on the Patriots in 2019.
Brown sent intimidating text messages to his accuser, Sports Illustrated reported at the time, and was cut by New England having played just one game there.
The NFL ruled that the moving truck incident, as well as the alleged texts, violated the league’s personal conduct policy, and he was suspended for eight games in 2020.
The receiver was also cut by the Raiders in 2019 before playing a single game – after threatening to hit then-GM Mike Mayock – and was suspended by the NFL last season for using a fake vaccination card.