The Minnesota Vikings might have to worry about Antonio Brown joining the NFC North.
Antonio Brown ending up with the Minnesota Vikings this year is something that seems extremely unlikely. But there is still a possibility that Brown could end up playing in the same division as Vikings at some point during the upcoming season.
If he were to sign with a team in the NFC North this year, neither the Chicago Bears nor Detroit Lions seem like realistic destinations for Brown
However, the Green Bay Packers might be interested in taking a chance on the veteran pass-catcher if they think bringing him in could help them get to a Super Bowl.
Will Antonio Brown sign with the top rival of the Minnesota Vikings?
Following their trip to the 2019 NFC Championship, the Packers didn’t do a whole lot this offseason to improve the weapons in their offense. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hoping the team would at least select one of the top receivers available in this year’s NFL Draft, but the team decided to fill other areas of their roster instead.
At the top of their wide receiver depth chart, the Packers are set with Davante Adams. Like the Vikings though, the rest of Green Bay’s receiving depth chart after the No. 1 spot is full of uncertainty.
The Packers only real attempt at improving their wide receiver group this offseason was when they signed free agent Devin Funchess. However, Funchess has decided to opt-out of the upcoming season, so Green Bay is now back to where they were before adding him to their roster.
According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, one veteran NFC scout believes the Packers should look into signing Brown before the start of the 2020 season. ESPN’s Jeff Darlington is someone who also believes that Green Bay should add the troubled receiver to their roster.
Brown wouldn’t be able to play in the first eight games of the season due to a recent suspension. But once he hits the field, he could potentially transform the Packers passing attack into one of the most lethal in the NFL when combined with Rodgers and Adams.
If Brown actually did sign with Green Bay, Minnesota actually wouldn’t have to face him once during the upcoming season. The Vikings and Packers play twice before Week 9, so Brown’s suspension wouldn’t allow him to appear in either of these two matchups.
This doesn’t mean that Minnesota shouldn’t worry about the All-Pro receiver potentially ending up in green and gold this year. The Vikings are still going to be attempting to win the NFC North during the upcoming season and Green Bay adding Brown could potentially make that more difficult for Minnesota to accomplish.