After losing his top pass-catching option this offseason, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is all for his team acquiring talent at the wideout position and there happens to be an All-Pro available in free agency should the AFC South contender go that route. For the first time this week, Watson vouched for Houston adding Antonio Brown to its offensive weaponry, an addition that would bolster the Texans’ core talent at the position.
Brown, who has trained in hopes of a return throughout the offseason, was seen working out at Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s private field earlier this week and Seattle is reportedly an option for him, among others. Watson responded to a tweet Thursday from former NFL wideout Chad Johnson implicating Brown to the Texans with a photo of rapper Drake with his window down inside his limo, alluding to his interest.
Coach Bill O’Brien and the Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier this offseason, but acquired Brandin Cooks in a later move. Will Fuller and Kenny Stills are also in the starting mix at the position.
Would Brown fit in Houston’s cards?
NFL insider Bucky Brooks believes the Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens are the best fits for oft-troubled receiver. Speaking on the Move the Sticks podcast, Brooks detailed why he believes the Seahawks are ultimately the best fit.
Brown signed with the New England Patriots last season after he was released by the Oakland Raiders, but that stint didn’t last long. As allegations of sexual assault and harassment continued to seize headlines, New England quickly cut Brown and he hasn’t played since.
“Pete Carroll is a guy who values talent more than anybody else,” Brooks said. “He believes he’s developed a culture for talent to be themselves from a personality standpoint. I think that works well. From a playing perspective, I think his style is a perfect match for Russell Wilson. He’s the master of improvisation. Antonio Brown is a guy who loves to play football on the perimeter. I think this would be a great move because it would also give the Seattle Seahawks a dominant No. 1 receiver, something that they haven’t really had in the time with Russell Wilson.”