In the hours since the Antonio Brown trade to the Oakland Raiders was announced, we’ve seen reactions from pundits, fans and teammates alike. As for the man of the hour himself, Brown published a reaction of his own.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Brown posted a video of himself wearing a Raiders hat and celebrating the trade in a pool with his family. He declared that he was excited to join the Raiders and was celebrating with his family. He revealed that he got the hat from his daughter.
AB is so happy to be a Raider ☠️
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 10, 2019
Brown joins the Raiders after spending the last nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year he led the NFL in receiving touchdowns with a career-high 15 of them.
From 2014 to 2017, Brown earned four consecutive First-Team All-Pro selections, and led the league in receptions in 2014 and 2015.
This past year he posted over 100 receptions and over 1,200 yards for the sixth straight year – an NFL record.
However, the end of the season was marred by a public spat with the team that led to him demanding a trade.
After a trade with the Buffalo Bills fell through late last week, Brown got his wish when the Steelers sent him to Oakland in exchange for a third- and fifth-round draft pick.
In 2017, Brown signed a four-year extension worth over $60 million that the Raiders are poised to further increase to bring him into the fold.