Antonio Brown was once a top receiver in the NFL, but his career took a downward spiral due to his off-field behavior. Despite this, former NFL linebacker Bobby Carpenter believes Brown’s on-field production should be enough to warrant consideration for the Hall of Fame.

Carpenter pointed out that Brown is a seven-time Pro Bowler, a four-time All-Pro, a Super Bowl champion, and a member of the Hall of Fame All-2010s Team. He had an impressive stretch from 2013-18 where he was arguably the best wide receiver in the league, consistently putting up over 1,000 receiving yards and 100 receptions each season.

With over 12,000 receiving yards in his career, Brown ranks 25th all-time in the NFL, ahead of some Hall of Famers. Carpenter emphasized that Brown’s numbers are undeniable and that he was one of the best players in the league for a significant portion of his career.

However, Brown’s behavior both on and off the field has tarnished his reputation and may hinder his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame. His antics, including his infamous exit from the field during a game with the Buccaneers, have overshadowed his impressive statistics.

While Carpenter believes that Brown deserves Hall of Fame consideration based on his production, it remains to be seen if the Hall of Fame voters will overlook his off-field issues. Despite his undeniable talent, Brown’s controversial actions may prevent him from receiving football’s highest honor.