While it wasn’t the interview Antonio Brown had/has been promising fans, Brown did speak publicly for the first time since being told he wouldn’t play in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Week 17 game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
While attending some of the Super Bowl festivities, Brown was asked a few questions during the EA Sports Bowl lead up, and his answers...well...vague.
Check out the interview below, courtesy of USA Today Sports:
Antonio Brown shows off a new look and gives his take on where he'd prefer to play in 2019. #EASportsBowl pic.twitter.com/V4AENBfllv— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 1, 2019
After the reporter complemented Brown’s new look/style, she then told the wide receiver how James Harrison said he wants nothing more than for Brown to be happy, while Jerry Rice wants Brown to be a part of the San Francisco 49ers.
When asked what he wanted, Brown said he just wants to win. “I just want to win. you know? I just want to win. Play with a team that is gonna win.”
The reporter followed that statement up with this simple question, “Does it matter where?” And Brown’s responded with, “Don’t matter where.”
This might not be the answers, or details, fans wanted, but Brown sure seemed open to playing anywhere; however, the caveat to this is if he wants to win then playing anywhere certainly isn’t an option. For instance, if he wants to win, he wouldn’t want to play for a team who doesn’t have a franchise quarterback, and doesn’t have a bright future.
While Pittsburgh would certainly be a team who can win now, the clock is ticking on whether the Steelers plan on moving Brown, or keeping him in hopes of reconciliation.
Brown went on to talk with Complex Sports in a more in-depth interview situation, citing how his side of the story may never be told, but not all facts have been released in the situation with the Steelers.
Antonio Brown shares his side of the story involving his Week 17 absence and the numerous trade rumors. #EASportsBowl pic.twitter.com/gaSFIJSquG— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 1, 2019
When asked where he wants to be next year, Brown’s answer was simple:
“All options are on the table.”
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as the march throughout the offseason continues.