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The Rush: Lamar Jackson responds to Antonio Brown wanting to join forces

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Antonio Brown revealed on the ‘I am Athlete’ podcast that he’d like to play with Lamar Jackson, and the Baltimore Ravens QB responded in kind. Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski revealed he’d be open to keep playing even if Tom Brady retires. And Philadelphia 76ers PG Ben Simmons probably isn’t going anywhere before the NBA Trade Deadline. Though a move in the offseason for Brooklyn Nets superstar James Harden isn’t out of the question.

Video Transcript

- Who's next in line for you? You played with the goat.

- Lamar Jackson.

- That's who you want to play with for?

- Action Jackson.

JARED QUAY: Antonio Brown went on the "I Am Athlete" podcast and named the next quarterback he wants to play with, which is Lamar Jackson.

- Why? Talk to them about Lamar?

- You don't know why? What do you mean why? I'm saying you watch games.

- Yes, I want you to say it so you can tell the people. Yes I know why.

- Hey, listen, shout out to Lamar Jackson. That's it.

JARED QUAY: Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on if you're a fan of the Ravens or how you feel about AB, Lamar responded pretty quickly to the revelation, and it seems like the feeling is mutual.

- Mutual, likewise reciprocated.

JARED QUAY: Now the question is does AB's talent offset the publicity and headache that comes along with playing with the superstar receiver.

- I think you know.

JARED QUAY: I mean, the guy tweeted this after the Rams beat the Bucs, and that's literally the tamest reaction AB's ever had, but Lamar's the franchise quarterback. Do you think he gets some input? But just remember, buyer beware.

- Sorry, no refunds.

JARED QUAY: Speaking of AB's old team, Tom Brady may or may not retire this offseason.

- Yippee!

JARED QUAY: Tom's trusty sidekick Rob Gronkowski doesn't seem afraid to part ways with the GOAT. Gronk told reporters that he could see a scenario where Brady retires, but the tight end keeps playing without him.

- Is that even legal?

JARED QUAY: But let's be honest for a second. Brady just threw for over 5,000 yards this season, and he may win the MVP, and he just lost. And if I know how insane Brady is, he wants to go out with a Super Bowl victory. He's not going out with the scent of defeat on him.

- What's that smell?

JARED QUAY: So this whole thing is a moot point.

- Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion.

JARED QUAY: Brady will be back, and Gronk will never have to experience football life without him. That would be like Robin with no Batman. It's just sad. The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and the guy at the center of it all is none other than Ben Simmons.

- Oh, I had totally forgotten about him.

JARED QUAY: He wants to be traded. The 76ers want to trade him. You would think they'd be able to get a deal done already, except Philly's GM Daryl Morey wants a superstar return for the point guard with a 3-point allergy. I mean, at this point, he's kind of allergic to free throws too. According to Shams, the Sixers are content to wait for the off season to see if they can trade Simmons for Nets superstar James Harden.

So don't hold your breath, NBA fans. The NBA's biggest domino for this year's trade deadline ain't falling any time soon. Although, Embiid sure could use some help. I'm just saying. The man is scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, and they're winning by 2 points, maybe 3. I mean, he's putting up shot numbers and barely winning games. At this rate, he ain't going to win in the playoffs.