Antonio Brown might no longer be a Raider, but the memes are just getting started.
Oakland cut the superstar wide receiver Saturday morning following months of drama, and the 29-year-old is in need of a new job. The NHL's Vancouver Canucks pitched a career change to the four-time All-Pro on Twitter, and Brown then made his first social-media post since literally "@'ing" the Raiders to release him by ... accepting the Canucks' offer?
Imagining Brown in the NHL invites to mind the possibiltiy of piping-hot #PleaseLikeMySport takes that would follow.
That wasn't the only professional pivot some envisioned for Brown.
Why Antonio Brown joined the Athletic— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) September 7, 2019
this is such a weird way for Antonio Brown to announce he's joining The Athletic— Austin Huff (@AustinHuff) September 7, 2019
Befitting of a polarizing star in the social-media age, there were more jokes to be had on Twitter.
Antonio Brown is setting the fantasy football record for most times added and removed from a lineup in a week.— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) September 7, 2019
antonio brown is leaving the raiders to spend more time with his old helmet— your pal andy (@andylevy) September 7, 2019
There were also plenty of cold takes, but none better than from Brown himself and New York's No. 1, Mike Francesa.
"I'm here to elevate everything around me. I'm here to just be a surge of energy, of positivity, and good force. A great teammate and to bring out the best of everyone around me cause we all know it's not just about me."
- Antonio Brown at his introductory Raiders presser.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 7, 2019
Mike Francesa took a victory lap yesterday for repeatedly telling us that Antonio Brown would be in Oakland's lineup this week. At this very moment, we knew Antonio Brown would never play a down for the Raiders. pic.twitter.com/6ytJLXJ4uS— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) September 7, 2019
If Brown's recent history is any indication, this surely isn't the last we'll see of him -- and any ensuing memes -- on social media.