By now it’s well known that the Pittsburgh Steelers will trade disgruntled star receiver Antonio Brown at some point this offseason. The two sides came to that conclusion following a meeting earlier in the week.
Appearing on the NFL Network earlier on Friday, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert noted that three teams have already inquired about trading for the seven-time Pro Bowler.
#Steelers GM Kevin Colbert says three teams have reached out so far on a potential Antonio Brown trade. Won’t say what a team would need to offer for Brown, but emphasizes: “If it doesn’t benefit us, we won’t do it.” Full interview airing now on @nflnetwork
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 22, 2019
In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, Colbert didn’t offer any specifics as it relates to the teams. But we can pretty much eliminate the New England Patriots and the rest of the AFC North.
As it stands, we fully expect Brown to be dealt prior to March 16. He’s owed a $2.5 million roster bonus on that day. Pittsburgh won’t want to pay it.
Brown, 30, put up 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and a league-best 15 touchdowns last season. He tops all pass catchers in receptions and receiving yards over the past six seasons.