Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph played alongside Antonio Brown during the 2018 NFL season, the wide receiver’s last year with the franchise, but still had a lot of great things to say about the controversial player, who recently announced he’ll be playing for the Albany Empire of the National Arena League.
Brown, 34, owns the arena football team and told Rodger Wyland of WNYT NewsChannel 13, that he plans to play in their upcoming home game on May 27 at MVP Arena.
The seven-time NFL Pro-Bowler played 10 years with the Steelers and is rumored to be working towards a return to the league.
Rudolph, 27, made an appearance on Barstool Sports‘ Steel Here podcast on Friday and joked with co-hosts Jersey Jerry and Kevin Adams that AB won’t want to leave the rap game.
“Jerry, can you put together this sort of lucrative offer that would lure him away from the rap game? I don’t know,” Rudolph joked.
Mason Rudolph on playing with Antonio Brown
Rudolph was a rookie the year he played with Brown, stating that the WR was great with all the first-year players.
“What a hard worker and what a great teammate,” Rudolph said. “[He] was great to the rookies, was great to me. This guy’s work ethic was insane.
“He was at training camp in 2018, like waking up at 4 a.m. with his trainer doing like Olympic lifts in the weight room. Just the way he worked was incredible to watch.”
Brown has been nothing short of wild and ruthless ever since exiting an NFL game with Tom Brady on his team, so a return to the league seems far from possible, but he’s not one to take “no” for an answer.
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