PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – A nine-year veteran, who once led the NFL in touchdowns, tells the PM Team on 93.7 The Fan Antonio Brown is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. James Jones says AB is an NFL legend.
“You are talking about one of the greatest receivers to lace the cleats up in Antonio Brown,” he told Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller on 93.7 The Fan. “You are talking about one of the top five. Antonio Brown is a top five receiver ever. This dude did stuff Jerry Rice and Randy Moss didn’t do. At the end of the day, size wise he wasn’t Moss or Rice, everybody knew the football was going to him and he still put those numbers up.”
Jones played against Brown and the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV and said Brown, not Tom Brady, was the reason Tampa Bay ended up winning a Super Bowl in 2021.
Brown finished with 12,291 receiving yards and 83 touchdowns (74 with the Steelers). The yardage and touchdowns are barely Top 25 in NFL history, but in his prime (2014-18--7,647 yards & 59 TD), Jones said few if any could do better.
“Antonio Brown reminds me of Floyd Mayweather,” Jones told The PM Team on 93.7 The Fan. “I try to break this down to my kids. You see Floyd Mayweather winning and you see him talking all this crazy stuff to his opponents. You see his chains. Ain’t no one work harder than Floyd Mayweather.”
“He’s at the gym at midnight, at three in the morning, yeah he was talkin’ his junk but he was grinding. You cannot take away from the work that Antonio Brown put in the game. When he was with the Steelers he never took time off. It was no offseason, it was season and he went to work. That’s what turned him into that player.”
Jones said he’s friendly with Brown and knows he’s ‘going through some stuff’. He said he hopes AB gets the proper help he needs, calling him a ‘really good guy’ and that he’s praying for him.
A high-level receiver at one time in his own right, Jones tells 93.7 The Fan if you just focus on what he did on a football field, there is no question Antonio Brown is a Hall of Famer when he is eligible in 2026.