Russell Wilson believes Antonio Brown deserves another chance in the NFL and he wants it to be with the Seattle Seahawks.
“I think Antonio definitely has taken those steps [in the right direction], and like I said, nobody’s perfect,” Wilson said. “From the conversations I’ve had with him, he’s really been remorseful and he’s been humbled along the way. Like I said, I pray that he can continue to grow, just like anybody.”
Wilson has lobbied for the Seahawks to sign Brown. The wide receiver’s suspension is eligible to end after Week 8.
The quarterback said he has gotten to know Brown over the past four or five years.
“I think the reality about Antonio is he is one of the best players to play this game obviously,” Wilson said. “I think that he has always been a special player in terms of [on] the field. The reality with Antonio is, he’s had some tough moments in his life, especially as of late. I think he’s gone through a lot of things he wishes he could take back and do, and just not say, whatever it might be. But I think he is a special player, for sure. I don’t know what’s going to happen with him or not. I don’t know how serious it is us getting him or not. But I do know that obviously he can play some football. I think that’s the thing. I’ve developed a personal relationship with him, and not everybody is perfect. And I think that’s the reality, none of us are. So hopefully he gets to play football again.”