Oct 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Antonio Brown’s NFL career is almost certainly over but that doesn’t mean the mercurial wide receiver is out of our lives, especially when he can just tweet out surreal and strange statements like the one he made on Thursday.

Brown’s post-NFL career has been something of a performance art piece ever since the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star walked off the field while stripping and flipping the bird at fans in the stadium. While there were a lot of behind-the-scenes issues that played a part in the wild situation, the Bucs cut Brown soon after and the controversial NFL star has been unable to find another team to take a chance on him in the months since. He even admitted that it’s unlikely he’ll play pro ball again.

Instead, Brown has been making headlines with wild comments, trolling, making outlandish claims, taking shots at other football players, and more.

On Thursday, apropos of nothing, Brown tweeted out a statement in which he laid out his one true regret involving his NFL career. It’s a doozy.

“My biggest regret in my career doesn’t involve calling my GM a “cracker”, or showing up to Raiders camp late in a hot air balloon with frozen feet, or throwing rocks at that UPS driver, and it definitely doesn’t involve taking my shirt off and doing a victory lap around the Jets’ stadium mid game while throwing up deuces,” wrote Brown. “My biggest regret is that I’ll never get to see me, Antonio Brown, play a game live. Sure, I can watch the game afterwards, but I can’t imagine what that was like for you all to see something like that.

“Like watching the Beatles or Jesus perform at Red Rocks.”

There’s a lot to unpack here, but to be fair, if Jesus returned and decided to put on a concert that Red Rocks, that would indeed be a pretty hot ticket.

We’ll just let the NFL world’s reactions speak for us when we think about how to respond to this grandiose statement.

That’s the beauty of Antonio Brown. You can’t tell any difference between the actual him and the parody version.

[Antonio Brown]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.