JR Smith to the Browns? NBA free agent jokes that he's 'thinking about it'

Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 16:03:25-04

With JR Smith's status with the Cleveland Cavaliers unknown, he may be looking at other career opportunities. 

Perhaps with the Browns? 

The player joked on Twitter Wednesday that he was "seriously thinking about it!" after a fan suggested he join the NFL. 

Smith even posted a photoshopped picture of himself in a Browns jersey on his Instagram account. 


#Thoughts? I need a #CowboysPic someone look out!

A photo posted by JR Smith (@teamswish) on

Smith did not pick up his $5.3 million player option for the 2016-17 season in July, becoming an unrestricted free agent.

According to ESPN, the Cavs offered Smith a three-year contract with a partial guarantee in the fourth year, bringing the total guaranteed money to more than of $42 million.

LeBron James commented on the negotiations last week.

"Negotiations are always two-sides," James said, "but J.R. did his part. J.R. did his part. He showed up every day. Worked his ass off every day. Became a two-way player, a model citizen in Cleveland and he's a fan favorite, obviously we all know that. All of the sudden now he's a season-ticket holder at the Indians games."