Earlier this week, Antonio Brown made headlines when he publicly called for a trade using his Twitter account. He posted a video of his highlights along with the caption: “Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years…time to move on and forward.”
In the days following the post, several NFL teams have been linked to the Steelers as a potential trade partner. The Steelers are reportedly hoping to fetch a first-round pick for the star wide receiver, but other NFL general managers reportedly claimed they would only offer a mid-round pick.
With his relationship with the Steelers souring, Brown pour gasoline on the fire with his post. Steelers owner Art Rooney II reportedly reached out to Brown about a potential meeting, but Brown had rebuffed the well-respected owner.
According to Pittsburgh insider Jeremy Fowler, Brown and Rooney are prepared to meet next week.
Can confirm Antonio Brown and team president Art Rooney II are indeed meeting, per source. @RapSheet 1st. Rooney wanted to hear AB’s side. Now he gets it.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 15, 2019
Despite the tensions between Brown and the team over the past few weeks, it’s a good sign that he’s willing to meet with Rooney.
Whether or not they’ll reach some sort of accord remains to be seen.
Brown has three years left on his contract with the team, but could find himself on a new roster for the 2019 season.