The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely headed into the 2019 season without star running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Bell entered free agency and the Antonio Brown sweepstakes is reportedly close to an end.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Steelers expect to have a trade partner by the end of this week and are reportedly telling teams to give their best offer before Brown is gone.
Several teams have entered the running for Brown, including the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins. Schefter noted the Steelers have spoken to “six or seven” teams about a potential Brown trade.
But which team is the best fit?
ESPN’s panel of experts attempted to answer that question. The Raiders, Titans and Redskins beat writers were asked about the best landing spot.
The Worldwide Leader suggested the Raiders are the best fit.
[Antonio] Brown likes Raiders QB Derek] Carr, and [head coach Jon] Gruden loves Brown, so much so that he said Brown was the hardest-working practice player he had ever seen — and that included Jerry Rice. Then there’s this in 2020: Brown in Las Vegas.
Brown set an NFL record with his sixth straight season with at least 100 receptions. He also accounted for over 1,200 yards for the sixth-consecutive season while leading the NFL in touchdown receptions.
Will he don the silver and black next season?