As of this weekend, Antonio Brown has requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. This news comes after a tumultuous 2018 season for the superstar wide receiver.
Brown announced his intentions to move on from Pittsburgh on Twitter on Sunday. Since then, there has been speculation about where he’ll end up, and what the
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler provided a strong breakdown of a potential Brown deal. In it, he says there is some disparity between what Pittsburgh will ask for from teams and NFL executives think they are likely to receive.
Basically, the Steelers may not recoup a first-round pick in any deal.
Two league execs believe Brown worth a 2nd or 3rd rd pick RT @JFowlerESPN: What Steelers can get for Antonio Brown, financial fallout, timeline. ‘They will want a 1,’ one AFC exec said. https://t.co/mnEUBDizpn
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 13, 2019
Brown has made the Pro Bowl six years in a row and seven times overall. He is a five-time All-Pro selection, four times making first team.
Additionally, he has led the NFL in receiving yards and receptions two times apiece. He’s a future Hall of Fame talent, albeit one with some baggage given his temperament.
However, a team that is looking to make a major splash should absolutely consider dealing for him if the price is right. Brown will be 31 in July and presumably has a couple of quality seasons left in the NFL.