It’s becoming more and more clear that the Pittsburgh Steelers will part ways with star wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason.
Fresh off a drama-filled 2018 campaign in which Brown got into it with teammate Ben Roethlisberger and was benched for Week 17, the receiver’s social media activity has been eye-opening.
It’s led to Pittsburgh’s owner saying that it’s hard to imagine Brown being on the team once training camp gets going in July.
In discussing this entire situation on Saturday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport referenced multiple general managers in indicating that the Steelers will likely get a second-round pick and a bit more compensation for Brown. Rapoport also mentioned the Denver Broncos as a possible destination for the game’s best receiver.
From @NFLGameDay: The #Steelers are going to get trade offers for Antonio Brown, and rival GMs predict they'll be able to at least get a 2nd rounder. The #Broncos are expected to be one of many teams interested. pic.twitter.com/Hz16So8pwV
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 12, 2019
If he is indeed placed on the trade block, there’s not going to be a shortage of teams interested in Brown. And as Rapoport noted, the Steelers themselves might now decide to call other teams up about the volatile pass catcher.
We’re expecting talks to heat up during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis late next month. From there, a trade could very well be worked out in short order.