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Antonio Brown's tweet on Monday that he wants to retire as a Steeler caused an uproar across social media, as it's obviously a controversial topic with how AB departed Pittsburgh.
While a good portion of the fan base is hell-bent on not wanting Brown to retire as a Steelers, two former teammates, Vince Williams and Ramon Foster wouldn't mind it at all.
"AB is the best Steelers WR ever, so yeah he should retire a Steeler," Williams tweeted.
"Once a Steeler, always one! Remember? Don’t go against it now #SteelerNation," Foster quote tweeted on Brown's post.
Williams followed with a series of tweets explaining that Brown was better than Steelers Hall of Fame wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth.
"For a stretch AB was the best WR in the NFL. Lynn Swann was never better than Harold Jackson or Cliff Branch. IMO," Williams tweeted. "John Stallworth was never better than Harold Jackson in the 70s and wasn’t better than Jerry (GOAT) Rice in the 80s."
Williams said he was just comparing players in their respective eras to AB, and then cited the historic stretch that Brown had from 2013-2018 when he had at least 100 receptions and over 1,000 yards receiving in every season.
Brown seems to have patched things up with Ben Roethlisberger, as he congratulated him on a Hall of Fame career. He also seems to be on better terms with the organization. Being inducted into the Hall of Honor will never happen, but if he's serious about retiring with the Steelers on a one-day contract, the team could be open to granting his wish.