The relationship between the Pittsburgh Steelers and star wide receiver Antonio Brown reached a boiling point at the end of the regular season after head coach Mike Tomlin reportedly benched Brown for his behavior in the week leading up to the Cincinnati Bengals game.
Brown, who had been dealing with a knee injury, was reportedly cleared by the medical staff but found himself on the bench after reportedly throwing a ball at Ben Roethlisberger in practice and wondering aloud why the team doesn’t trade him.
A few weeks after the close of the regular season, trade rumors involving Brown have grown. Former star NFL wide receiver and current FS1 analyst Cris Carter revealed a surprising landing spot for Brown.
He suggested the New England Patriots are a “viable” option for the Steelers star wideout.
“Antonio Brown is the type of player that’s a perfect trade for the New England Patriots,” Carter said.
"Antonio Brown is the type of player that's a perfect trade for the New England Patriots. And as long as Tom Brady is there, the Pats are going to be in a 'win right now' mentality. New England is a viable landing spot for AB."
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) January 16, 2019
It’s a bold take from Carter considering the Steelers would never help the New England Patriots become a better franchise. The offer from New England would have to be staggering for Pittsburgh to even consider trading Brown to the Patriots.
We’ll have to wait and see if the Steelers decide to trade Brown, or work through their issues.