Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has no time for speculation about Antonio Brown’s return to Pittsburgh and has ruled out any new podcast appearances.
Mike Tomlin holds high regard for Antonio Brown and what he has accomplished with the Steelers.
That doesn’t rule out the possibility of the receiver returning to the team.
This week, Tomlin appeared on The Pivot Podcast and spoke extensively about Brown and his impact on the football field. But first, he dismissed the possibility of him rejoining the Steelers’ roster.
Antonio Brown, Steelers’ return rumors are put to rest by Mike Tomlin
“Y’all know that’s not going to happen,” Tomlin said. “In terms of putting on a helmet, running out of the tunnel, playing ball, and stuff like that, man.” You know he’s moved on, and so have we.
He described the concept as “unrealistic.”
This all stems from Brown’s comments about retiring as a Steeler. He tweeted about it and mentioned it on his own episode of The Pivot Podcast.
Tomlin did not rule out Brown receiving a one-day contract to officially retire as a Steeler, so that possibility remains. He simply will not play for Pittsburgh again.
Where is Wonderland?
He was, after all, a seven-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion with the team. He also forced his way out of town by sowing discontent in the Pittsburgh locker room, and he has been accused of sexual misconduct on numerous occasions.
Not to mention his strange and violent behavior, like when he got into a fight with Raiders GM Mike Mayock and was charged with battery and burglary in 2020.
The Steelers must decide whether to purchase another circus ticket for that one.