NFL teams should be champing at the bit to sign free agent Antonio Brown … so says former star tight end Vernon Davis, who tells TMZ Sports the reward outweighs the risk.
AB is set to return from his 8-game suspension in 2 weeks … and folks like Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll have expressed interest in the controversial receiver this week.
We spoke with the 2-time Pro Bowler about whether teams should consider swooping in to sign AB … and he believes it would be a VERY smart move — as long as he’s made the right changes.
“First of all, he’s a human being,” Davis tells us. “Everyone makes mistakes. I think he’s learned from his experiences in life. The time he’s had off, I think he’s really had a chance to think about that.”
Davis says any team who takes a chance should monitor the situation and make sure he remains a valuable asset in the locker room.
“I would definitely do the gamble, ’cause everyone deserves a second chance … and maybe even a third chance,” Davis added. “But, a second chance for sure, and I think this is a great opportunity for him to showcase who he is as a person.”
Davis thinks AB understands what he’ll have to do to keep history from repeating itself again … and if not, he’ll be right back out of the league.