Yes, you read that right.
Per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Lamar Jackson would ‘be happy’ if his team signed Antonio Brown.
Lamar Jackson was asked if he thinks Ravens should sign Antonio Brown after his offseason workout with him: “I’d be happy if they signed him ... but it’s not my decision.”— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 21, 2020
Brown is the cousin of current Raven’s receiver Marquise Brown, and has connections with Jackson as well, as the three have worked out together this offseason.
Raven’s GM Eric Decosta was asked his thoughts on signing Brown earlier this month, and while he didn’t seem interested, he didn't rule it out either, claiming that such signings were ‘in-house’ decisions.
At this point in Antonio Brown’s career, it seems as if it would take a miracle for him to return to the NFL. The league has an investigation on the receiver due to multiple issues that would most likely result in some type of discipline once he was signed. It could turn into a mess for both parties involved.
Still, Antonio Brown has multiple ties to the Ravens and the AFC North, and despite his numerous issues, his talent might be too much for Baltimore to pass up on.
Although unlikely, Brown signing with the Ravens would make an interesting dynamic, as Baltimore plays Brown’s former team, the Steelers, twice a year.
If the Ravens have any organizational integrity, or even basic common sense, they should probably steer clear of Brown. However, it shouldn't be completely ruled out at this point, as the supposedly retired Rob Gronkowski was traded to Tampa Bay this week to reunite with Tom Brady in a surprising move.
Sure, the talent is there, but signing Brown could backfire in a huge way for Baltimore.
Just ask the Raiders.