Brown returns with Buccaneers

Tampa Bay will have Antonio Brown back for one more season for the defense of the Super Bowl LV championship.

Brown returns with Buccaneers

Antonio Brown is returning for one more season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


His agent confirmed to NFL Network that the NFL champions reached a one-season deal with Brown, with a contract that could reach $6.25 million, $3.1 million of which is fully guaranteed with a $2 million signing bonus.

Brown signed last season with Tampa Bay and joined the team after serving his 8-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy. He made his debut with the Buccaneers in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, with a 3-reception, 31-yard performance.

Antonio Brown came to the Buccaneers at the request of Tom Brady.


In the season he had 45 receptions for 483 yards and 4 touchdowns in 8 games in which he participated. He closed the campaign with three straight games with touchdowns, with his best game coming in week 17 with 11 passes caught and 138 yards with 2 touchdowns.


Quarterback Tom Brady played a major role in Brown's hiring last year by changing the perception of Bruce Arians, who at the start of last season didn't think Brown could adapt to the Buccaneers' locker room.

In 2019, Brown had a fleeting stint with New England Patriots, where he only played in one game with Tom Brady in which he had 4 receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown before facing a series of legal issues that kept him out of the NFL.

Tom Brady and Antonio Brown played only one game together for the Patriots.

Brown's return to Tampa helps prepare for the championship defense and adds to the return of the 22 starters who started in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs.