Just when you think Antonio Brown has finally moved on and focused on his upcoming season, social media proves us wrong once again. After an off-season full of blonde mustaches and verbal jabs taken at multiple members of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Brown’s latest move possibly takes the cake.
When a fan responded to one of Brown’s tweets with a graphic from the announcement of JuJu Smith-Schuster winning the team’s MVP award (that’s player voted), Brown was swift to respond:
Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! 🤙🏾 by the way check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 7, 2019
After a few more tweets sent by Brown, Smith-Schuster finally responded by standing up for himself.
All I ever did was show that man love and respect from the moment I got to the league. I was genuinely happy for him too when he got traded to Oakland w/ a big contract, and now he takes shots at me on social media?
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 7, 2019
With the two now acknowledging the other, it’s inevitable Brown/Smith-Schuster will be battling through the season, at least in a statistical aspect, which leaves the question…
Who will have a (statistically) better 2019 season?
While fans on both sides will continue to debate, recently released odds on who will have the most out of three categories between the two receivers: Receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns.
Most receiving yards during 2019 regular season
Antonio Brown -200 (1/2)
JuJu Smith-Schuster +150 (3/2)
Most receptions during 2019 regular season
Antonio Brown -180 (5/9)
JuJu Smith-Schuster +140 (7/5)
Most touchdowns during 2019 regular season
Antonio Brown -150 (2/3)
JuJu Smith-Schuster +110 (11/10)
Oddsmakers appear to like Brown’s chances in leading Smith-Schuster in all three categories. Will that carry over into the regular season? Smith-Schuster led Brown in every category except touchdown receptions in 2018. We have nearly five months until meaningful football is played again, yet until opening week of the NFL, the odds remain in AB’s favor to reign over JuJu as far as numbers go.