Is Antonio Brown's Brand Taking A Hit?

JuJu appears in NFL 100 Super Bowl ad, AB does not

Matt Koll
February 04, 2019 - 11:23 am

Getty: Dimitrios Kambouris / Staff

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- How 'bout a little commercial controversy on a Monday after the Super Bowl, huh? 

In what is being hailed by many as one of the best, if not the best Super Bowl commercial of the night, the NFL showcased its stars from the past and present in the "100-Year Game" ad. 

It featured all the heavy hitters from Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, even Aaron Donald. 

Being one the NFL's most-storied franchises, the Steelers were well-represented, too. Terry Bradshaw and Joe Greene were featured and Franco Harris reenacted his famous "Immaculate Reception."

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An interesting current Steeler also made an appearance...emerging star receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

There was also an interesting current (for now) Steelers receiver that didn't make an appearance...Antonio Brown.

Cue the controversy. 

In a Super Bowl that was generally a dud, this observation was much more interesting to talk about on The Fan Morning Show Monday morning. Is AB's brand suffering? Is the NFL starting to distance itself from the seemingly-troubled receiver? And is JuJu continuing to take his spotlight? 

Colin Dunlap and Jim Colony think this may be a sign of the times for Brown. Maybe he isn't so friendly to promote anymore. Did the NFL ask him to take part and he denied it or was he intentionally left off the list? 

93.7 The Fan's Eric Hagman weighed in on Twitter Monday morning as well. 

We opened this up to fans to comment on The Fan Morning Show Twitter account and the responses ranged from this...

To this...

Take a look at the commercial and decide yourself. 


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