Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown officially requested a trade a few weeks back, and it seems like we’re getting closer to finding out which team will be landing his services. According to multiple reports this morning, Brown could be on the move soon.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Brown will likely be traded by Friday – which is just two days away. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that there are three new teams interested in Brown’s services. He also reports that two teams – the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals – are out of the mix.
A few other teams have been reported to be interested – namely the Tennessee Titans, the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins.
Both reports came out early Wednesday morning. Clearly we’re getting close to the end of the saga.
The Antonio Brown sweepstakes are heating up: Sources say the #Steelers have begun telling teams that this is moving quickly and to give their best offers ASAP. This could wrap up soon. 3 new teams have jumped in the last 48 hours. Meanwhile, #Jets, #AZCardinals are out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2019
Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
Brown, despite another successful year on the field, had a falling out with both Steelers management and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He informed the team in February he wanted to be traded.
It’ll be interesting to see where Brown lands – and how much he can contribute to his new team. He’s never played for a franchise that struggles at the quarterback position.
We’ll keep you updated on where Brown winds up.