Antonio Brown Reunion with Steelers? Mason Rudolph Weighs In
Antonio Brown is long gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers has been since the end of the 2018 season. However, that does not mean that he is not a hot topic around Pittsburgh anymore, in fact, he is during the dead periods of the offseason.
Brown recently stated that he would return to the football field by playing for the team he owns, the Albany Empire. He last played in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021. Brown won a Super Bowl with the Bucs after the 2020 season, but ended his tenure with the team, and to this point the NFL, when he quit on the team in the middle of a game against the New York Jets on Jan. 2, 2022.
However, that does not mean that there are no thoughts from some that he could come back. Noted Steelers fan Jersey Jerry of the Steel Here podcast and Barstool Sports is on a mission to get Antonio Brown back on the field. He told his idea to Mason Rudolph on the most recent episode of the podcast. Rudolph responded after holding his laughter.
“Jerry, can you put together some lucrative offer that would lure him away from the rap game,” Rudolph joked. “I don’t know. Last I saw he was at Miami Rolling Loud and had a huge crowd. It’s wishful thinking.”
Rudolph shed light on just the type of teammate that Brown was during his time with the Steelers. The two of them only played one season on the field, but Brown’s work ethic stood out right away. It was hard to ignore just how insane Brown’s workouts were to maintain his elite level playing status.
“What a hard worker and what a great teammate,” Rudolph said. “Of course, there was a big personality and the media loved that. He was great to the rookies, was great to me. Somehow, he was always asking to catch. This guy’s work ethic was insane. He was at training camp in 2018, waking up at 4 a.m. with his trainer doing Olympic lifts in the weight room. Just the way he worked was incredible to watch. We always used to look in awe. Like, it’s 4:30 and AB is in the weight room. He was a sixth-round pick and was a grinder.”
A reunion is not happening, to say the least. Mike Tomlin shot it down a year ago when he joined the Pivot Podcast, stating that ‘y’all know that ain’t happening’ when Ryan Clark raised the idea. Regardless, Brown will play football for his own team and likely put up video game numbers while doing so.
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