Big Incentives For Antonio Brown

May 26th, 2021

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If the Bucs successfully complete their stated mission for 2021, “Go for Two,” Bucs furniture-tossing, bicycle-throwing receiver Antonio Brown will likely make a lot of bank.

Field Yates of BSPN Twittered out the details of Brown’s new one-year contract. And as you can see below, Brown is due to collect all kinds of cash incentives if the Bucs hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy again in February.

So long as Brown stays healthy, it isn’t a stretch for Joe to see Brown get 800 yards receiving and seven touchdowns in 17 games.

Shoot, just in 11 games last year (including postseason) Brown had 564 yards and 6 touchdowns. And that was after being signed midseason and not knowing the playbook.

For Brown to get 800 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns in 17 games, that’s extremely reachable.

39 Responses to “Big Incentives For Antonio Brown”

  1. Rob Says:

    I’m so excited to see what ab is going to do with a full year. This season is going to be epic. Hopefully it ends as well as it did last year

  2. mark2001 Says:

    Lets hope he its them all.

  3. I CARE NOW Says:

    Lots of 3s here…

    Does this me we going for 3 Hmmmmm 🙂

  4. Hawk Says:

    I do not like ‘easy’ incentives in a one year contract. If Brown reaches the 7/800 by mid-season, why would he put his next contract in jeopardy with an injury in going for a high pass across the middle?

  5. Medicated Pete Says:

    Gimme FREE corn dogs & I’m happy

  6. ncbucsfan Says:

    @Hawk: If AB has 7tds and 800 yds by mid-season, that means Evans or Godwin is injured and he is BALLING, because that would be on pace for 15tds and over 1600yds, which would make him a First-Team All Pro lock!! He’d be the biggest idiot of all time to do what you’re suggesting……like he has guaranteed money the next year! WONT HAPPEN!

  7. mark2001 Says:

    Hawk…the guy wants to win. He won’t quit half way through the season, or he will never work anywhere again. They might hire a guy with character issues off the field and such…but they won’t hire a guy that quits on their team. So I’m not worried about that in the least.

  8. Capt.Tim Says:

    Last year, AB didnt know the playbook- AND hadnt played in almost 2 years.
    This year- I expect him to lead our all pro WR corp.
    As a player, when he is on his game- He is an extraordinary talent!
    The best in the NFL.
    And I really hope to see that this year.

    Dont forget Gronk. After a year to get back in shape,I think he will remind us all that he is the best TE in NFL history.

    This team is so sticked, its rediculous. I hope they stay healthy, and play to their potential.
    They will own the NFL offensive record book

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    Emphasis on individual achievements is worrisome. This could easily detract from the main principle – this is a team game. The goal is to win the game without attention to who gets the stats.

  10. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Darden will bump AB out of the starting line up.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    With Evans and Godwin getting injured on a yearly basis, if AB can stay healthy, I believe he’s going to end up leading the team in receptions (but probably not yards). This is a good deal for the Bucs, it keeps AB on his toes, if he screws up they cut him. If he’s suspended any games, he’s missing out on cash.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Casual Observer – his contract was loaded with individual incentives last year as well, and we won the SB. Calm down, nana.

  13. webster Says:

    Hawk is a prime example of why you shouldnt drink your urine.

    Casual observer. EVERY contract has incentives tied into them. Sorry you missed that.

  14. Flying Dutchman Says:

    Entirely reachable I’m surprised they didn’t add another 1.25 million for 1000 yards and 9 TDs

  15. Ben green Says:

    He is Brady’s favorite receiver. He will lead the team in targets, and probably TDs. He and Brady are going to show what they could’ve done in NE. The settlement statement from his “rape” allegation indicated it was just a dispute among friends, hardly justifying browns termination from the Patriots. If he stays healthy, mentally and physically, records will be set

  16. Bucsfan77 Says:

    AB is not playing for his incentives in this year contract, he will be playing for next years multi year deal he will get if we repeat and he delivers his on field work showing why he is worth the money. While with the legal issues he could need the money, he knows if we can go a full year with no drama and produce his best performance in the last few years he would get a nice contract. We are getting a hell of a deal because of his off field issues, with a year and half of no problems and if he can continue to produce he will be able to dictate his worth.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    Casual…nothing wrong with making a contract that gives him an incentive to stay out of trouble and stay on the field. And frankly, none of those bonuses are unreasonable for a guy with Browns talent. Not like someone else would suffer, or the team, in him meeting those criteria.

  18. 2021 Year of the GOAT Says:

    TB12 is AB Whisperer….. AB has insane career #s if he can bring 80% of his career success that would be amazing

  19. Casual Observer Says:

    I know incentives are popular. I just don’t like them. It is a team game -even with professionals. I can see conflicts in play choices arising. Probably happens.

  20. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    worth every penny, i hope he earns all cash incentives. Great Player.

  21. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Somewhere RoJo is thinking is 1,000 yards season is shot again. lol. With the 17th game added he should be ok.

  22. BucDan Says:

    If all is accomplished, Bucs are in for “just” $6.5M.

    It’s a bargain any way you slice it for a player of his skill level.

  23. SlyPirate Says:

    I’ve never understood why pro athlete contracts are made public. In general society, you never ask someone how much they make.

    Why should athletes be any different?

    It’s seriously none of our business.

  24. SB~LV Says:

    Yeah….the other WR’s gotta be pissed…or at least a little miffed…
    I get the deal but human nature is a funny thing

  25. Hawk Says:

    @ ncbucsfan and mark2001. I did not say he would “quit”. I suggested he might not play all-out. There’s a difference. He is not known as a ‘team player’ already, so it’s not so far fetched. Also, sports is littered with players who have done this (allegedly). We are seeing college players stay out of bowl games and away from the combine rather than hurt their chances at a big payday. If he has a pro-bowl type season in his first 10-12 games, there are plenty of teams who would take a chance on him.

  26. SOEbuc Says:

    Getting him focused on preparing for back to back. He is going to have a much bigger game book this year. +1000 yards would not be a surprise, especially if Evans or Godwin were to go down.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucsfan77 – Brown will be 34 to start the 2022 season, he’s not getting another multiple year big deal from anyone with that age and his history. If he doesn’t implode this season someone else might jump in and give him a nice one-year deal, like $8-10m, but I can’t see any huge paydays in his future unless he gets something incentive based. The one team/coach I could see paying him huge, the Raiders, already got burned by him, so they’re out. Other teams would need a strong unquestioned veteran QB, and there’s not really a ton of those around.

    I think the Bucs see this as his last year here, but should he perform I’d have no issues bringing him back. But with the Darden pick, I think they were going for that quick guy who can play in space. Obviously Brown is an all-time great and if he wasn’t such a nut off the field he’d be a soo-in for the HOF, but getting a ton of production at the age of 34 isn’t common.

    But, to backtrack again, if he performs, and Brady is back, I’d think the Bucs would want to do everything they can to keep the team together for as long as possible.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    My prediction, because it’s fun to make these and to look back and call people stupid for being way off, is the following… keeping in mind we have 17 games.

    Brady… 4900 yards, 41 TDs, 14 INTs

    Evans… 70 rec, 1000 yards, 12 TDs (will miss at least 2 games)
    Goodwin…. 72 rec, 800 yards, 4 TDs (will miss at least 3 games)
    Brown…. 85 rec, 900 yards, 6 TDs
    Miller…. 30 rec, 400 yards, 3 TDs
    Darden… 20 rec, 250 yards, 1 TDs
    Johnson… 20 rec, 250 yards, 2 TDs
    Gronk…. 40 rec, 480 yards, 8 TDs
    OJ…. 35 rec, 450 yards, 3 TDs
    Brate… 20 rec, 200 yards, 3 TDs
    Bernard… 35 rec, 300 yards, 1 TDs
    Fournette… 20 rec, 100 yards, 0 TDs
    Rojo… 10 rec, 50 yards, 0 TDs (at least 10 drops)

    The overall yardage is higher than Brady’s numbers since I figure/hope there will be a backup playing in week 18, plus I figure they’ll get a quarter here and there during the season, so there’s an extra 380 yards – so team passing is 5280. Also threw in 2 additional non-Brady TDs to get a team total of 43 TDs.

    So there’s my current thinking, will be interesting to see how close I get. Last offseason I predicted Brady would have 4400 yards passing, 36 TDs and 12 INTs, he had 4633/40/12 – so I wasn’t too far off.

    Also I’m joking, Rojo won’t drop 10 passes, because I don’t think he’ll get the chance. But he will probably drop 5 passes vs 10 receptions.

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, if you try to figure out the stats for the team, starting with Brady, you really end up lowering the stat projections for the players, like Evans, Godwin and Gronk. If you instead do the receivers projections first, you end up with Brady throwing for around 5800 yards and 55 TDs. So you’re better to start with Brady, figure out any backup stats as well, then figure out your receiving totals. I’m likely giving out too few receptions, I didn’t factor that in, but I think my yard per pass is probably too high, so there is likely an additional 30-40 receptions up for play, but with the same yards.

  30. Hawk Says:

    I think the over/under for yards by a backup QB will be high. I believe there will be multiple games with 4th quarter mop-up duty. It will also give the ‘younger’ receivers a chance to shine.

  31. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    [You really looking to get run? — Joe]

  32. Jerry R Jones Says:

    If Brown returns to form, like I expect, this dude could rip off 3 TD’s in multiple games. I get, other guys gotta eat too, but I certainly can see it happening.

  33. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    [You really looking to get run? — Joe]

    Those are actually things that came out of his own mouth, as reported in stories that were linked to here. Specifically by a certain chef, I believe.

    I can’t comment critically on things that have been reported to have been said by him without getting run?

  34. MarkRIf Says:

    Actually, Hawk, given the size of Brown’s ego it is farfetched to believe he wouldn’t strive to be the WR passing leader if given the opportunity. Let’s hope he gets the chance. He is still one of the top 2 or 3 receivers in the NFL.

  35. Joe Says:

    I can’t comment critically on things that have been reported to have been said by him without getting run?

    Joe runs a business. If you don’t know that would start a non-football flamewar, Joe doesn’t know what to say.

  36. lambeau Says:

    Rod Munch’s predictions for WR’s are, I think, right on.
    But James White averaged 70 receptions from Brady, and I expect something close with Gio. After all, last year Brady threw 100 times to the Keystone Cops,
    Lenny and Rojo.

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    lambeau – If you add up the RBs, that’s 65 receptions. I will agree, it seems low, but I was trying to keep Brady under 5000 yards, and there’s only so many yards to go around. Also, I think Darden is going to play a bit as a 3rd down back, at least with some gimmicks.

    In any case, as noted I’m probably too high on the average per play, and there’s likely another 40-receptions or so at play, so if you give 15 of those to the RBs, now you’re at 80 catches.

    But it’s all just a projection, I’m a stat nerd, so writing down something this early is normally quite wrong, but I find it entertaining, at least to myself.

  38. Hawk Says:

    You might actually be low-balling, Rod. Unless the running game blows up every week, Brady is very likely to set an NFL record for passing yards (17 games plus top-tier targets). By the 3/4 mark, the coaches might need to put him on a ‘pitch count’.

  39. Buczilla Says:

    If Brown can recapture his old form our offense is going to be freaking devastating.