The Pittsburgh Steelers use Antonio Brown as their top receiver and punt returner. His latest audition probably won’t stick.
From the Steelers complex a few days ago, Brown converted what appeared to be a 20-yard field goal. He captured the moment on Instagram with a personalized message for Steelers kicker Chris Boswell: ‘watch out bruh !” along with the hashtag #DeFEETtheOdds
Brown possesses elite footwork, but that won’t help him unseat Boswell, who has made 50 of 57 field goals since 2015.
But Brown is a former high school quarterback who plays two NFL positions, so perhaps no job title can get past him.
After giving Brown a $68 million extension this offseason, the Steelers want Brown to use his feet only for getting open.
Brown has been known to kick a few footballs after practices. Players like to mess around with special teams. Ben Roethlisberger sometimes serves as the de facto holder for Boswell.
From hanging with famous friends to twerkin’ Madden covers, Antonio Brown always keeps the offseason interesting on social media.
His latest move appeals to Pittsburgh Steelers fans and watch aficionados. The All-Pro receiver unveiled on Snapchat that he got his 9-year-old son, Antonio Jr., a Rolex.
Brown showcased the watch with this caption, via USA Today’s Steelers wire: “Abj just got that freshie Rolex at the age of 9 ! Time valuable son ! 4 more coming.”
He also showcased a picture of his son reading a book while sporting the watch — “reading with confidence,” as Brown wrote.
Brown, who often uses social media to chronicle his life with his children, has much to celebrate. He’s coming off four straight 100-catch seasons and earned a $68-million extension with the Steelers this offseason.
Perhaps Brown and his son will show up to the stadium with matching watches on game days.