Antonio Brown explains why he chose No. 17 in YouTube video

Ryan Hannable
September 19, 2019 - 8:10 pm

For his entire NFL career Antonio Brown was No. 84, but that changed last week when he joined the Patriots.

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No. 84 was occupied by tight end Benjamin Watson, so he opted for No. 17.

In a video posted to his YouTube page Thursday, Brown explained why.

It's because his dad, Eddie, wore the number when he played in the Arena Football League from 1994-03. The video explained how Brown sees a lot of similarities in their respective games.

Here's the video.

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