It’s the seemingly final move in one of the more bizarre sagas in NFL history.
Just hours after receiving his release from the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Brown has signed with the New England Patriots.
Antonio Brown has agreed to terms with the Patriots, per Drew Rosenhaus.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019
The one-year deal will pay Brown up to $15 million dollars and includes a $9 million dollar signing bonus.
The former Steelers wide out publicly asked for his release from the Raiders in an Instagram post after he was fined over $215,000 dollars by the team, which also voided his contract guarantees.
Brown is not eligible to join the Patriots until Monday, which means he will miss the team’s opening game against the Steelers on Sunday night.
Brown will team up with Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon to compose a deadly trio of wide receivers for 42-year-old quarterback Tom Brady on the defending Super Bowl champions.
The only question remaining is if Belichick and company can reign-in the talented but troubled receiver.
The race for the AFC title just got a lot more interesting.