22 Months After Controversial NFL Exit, Independent Antonio Brown’s Video Proves His Stamina Is Here to Stay

Published 10/03/2023, 12:39 AM EDT

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown shows that he’s still got what it takes to be a star football player. His latest IG story is proof. Ever since cutting off ties with the NFL, the free agent has busied himself with diverse ventures, from having the Albany Empire ownership to becoming a rap sensation.

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Things have been a roller coaster ride for Brown, who went from being a great football player to becoming a free agent and business owner for Kanye West’s Donda Sports. The controversial star may have been out of the NFL. But he’s still fronting headlines for various reasons, from flexing his millions to exercising. And now we know what’s keeping him on his feet as he handles his busy schedule.

Antonio Brown maintains strict exercise and diet

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Ever since becoming an NFL player, Antonio Brown has followed a strict workout schedule with a complementary diet. The star player informs that his workout exercises include box squats, barbell lunges, and lateral step-up jumps for power, strength, and explosive, respectively. He also goes on to say that his diet includes bison meat, vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, eggs, and brown bread. But if his most recent update is anything to go by, then he’s still on par with the prime fitness of his sporting days.

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The 35-year-old ex-NFL player took to his Instagram story to post a video of him working out. The post recorded a series of rapid running in place that Antonio Brown delivered with agility and stamina. The 4-time First-Team All-Pro once stated, “I’ll go running for distance consistently. That stuff keeps me healthy.” Well, while he may not be part of any team now, his physique and energy are something that, like all NFL players, he puts ahead of everything.

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This shows that although the star isn’t signed to any team as of now, he possibly still has the preparedness and stamina to make it back to the game. But what caused Antonio Brown to quit the league in the first place?

Antonio Brown’s controversial NFL career

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The retired Bucs WR first joined the NFL in 2010 as a draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his tenure with the Steelers, he became one of the league’s greatest wide receivers and won his first and sole Super Bowl championship with them. After leaving the Steelers in 2018, Brown faced two brief problematic alliances with the Oakland Raiders and the New England Patriots until he joined the Bucs in 2020. 

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Antonio Brown gave the world a sting when he announced his retirement from the NFL in March 2023. But just two months later, he reappeared, voicing his interest in returning to the league. However, his interest and expectations to join the Baltimore Ravens for this season were met with disappointment.

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As of now, one of the best receivers in the game, Brown continues to be a free agent pursuing other artistic fields like music. But it is evident from his story that he still has the flame of football kindled in him. But whether he’ll find another opportunity to get back on the field remains a mystery. Do you think he might have a chance?

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Khosalu Puro

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Khosalu Puro is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. Growing up with football lovers in an environment where the game is always playing in the background, she got the hook of the game early. A die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys, she also states that her favorite players are Patrick Mahomes and Zack Martin.
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Mitali Dey

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