Just like that..ANTONIO BROWN is headed to the Patriots!
Wide receiver Antonio Brown signed with the New England Patriots Saturday, hours after he was cut by the Oakland Raiders before ever playing a game for the team.
Brown posted a photoshop on social media of himself in a Patriots jersey with the hashtags #godsplan and #rewritestory. The Instagram post was soon liked by New England receiver Julian Edelman, who already was splitting quarterback Tom Brady’s attention with one troublemaking receiver, Josh Gordon.
The signing brought an official end to Brown’s short, tumultuous time with the Raiders, which was marked by confrontations with General Manager Mike Mayock, a wiretapped phone call with head coach Jon Gruden, a cryotherapy session resulting in frostbite and an ongoing issue with finding the right helmet after his previous one was phased out by NFL.
Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the signing to The Associated Press. Brown had been scheduled to earn up to $50 million from Oakland over the three-year deal. Instead, the Patriots guaranteed him $9 million this season, with the potential to earn up to $15 million.