The Colts were rumored to take a chance on trading for Antonio Brown. Based on some things that have happened since he was traded, it was a good thing they didn’t make that move.
Antonio Brown is one of the best receivers in the league. His production is unquestioned and almost unrivaled as well. But his ego is what drove his value down, and ultimately what took the Colts away from really getting into the sweepstakes.
Recent comments that he has made also shows that the Colts made a good decision to not bring him in. Most recently, he called out his former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster retorted on Twitter, saying he has only ever given love to him and doesn’t understand why Brown said anything about him.
Calling out your former teammates like he did is one of the reasons why the Colts were smart to stay away. Brown is clearly only worried about himself and making as much money as he can. He doesn’t care about team goals or winning.
The Colts need players who are more about the collective success than their own individual accolades. Brown would only have been a distraction to the team and said outlandish things over the course of the season. Chris Ballard is not about that at all.
Ballard will continue to stay true to his approach when it comes to acquiring players. He shouldn’t change his approach either with all of the success the team has been having. He has been doing a good job ignoring fans and sticking to his plan.