The Pittsburgh Steelers could open the 2019 NFL season without star wide receiver Antonio Brown. After weeks of speculation following the team's missed playoff opportunity and Brown's benching in the team's final game, the talk of a potential trade has become deafening.
On Friday afternoon, Brown posted a photo-shopped image to Instagram showing himself in a San Francisco 49ers jersey next to Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Not long after, former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owns said Brown wants out of Pittsburgh.
A potential landing spot, said Owens, was the San Francisco 49ers.
It appears the Pittsburgh airport has taken notice and decided to knock 50-percent off select Antonio Brown jerseys. Check it out.
Clearly the frustration is growing within Pittsburgh as the Steelers have yet to speak with Brown about his future with the organization - according to Steelers owner Art Rooney II.
With Brown's continued activism on social media suggesting he'd like to be elsewhere, the Steelers might oblige. Despite his success with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, it looks like the frayed relationship between Antonio Brown and the team might be too much to overcome.
Will the team trade him? If so, the Steelers are reportedly hoping to land a first-round pick.