The 2018 NFL season came to a disappointing end for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the team stayed on the field after their win over the Cincinnati Bengals to watch the Baltimore Ravens secure the AFC North with a win over the Cleveland Browns.
The Steelers were left at home while their bitter rival made the playoffs. As if that wasn’t bad enough, star wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly engaged in an altercation with several teammates at practice the week before the Bengals game and was benched as a result.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers owner Art Rooney II said it would be “hard to envision” Antonio Brown being with the Steelers when the team enters training camp in July.
In an interview with PG, Rooney even went so far as to say it would be “hard to envision” Antonio Brown being with the Steelers when they report to training camp in July.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 10, 2019
It definitely sounds like the team is ready to move on from its superstar wide receiver. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport suggested the Steelers are searching for a first-round pick or multiple high draft picks in an Antonio Brown trade.
The Brown era in Pittsburgh looks like it’s coming to a swift end.