The Pittsburgh Steelers traded star wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. Last season Brown had 104 receptions for 1,297 yards and notched 15 touchdowns. If there was a better receiver last year, he played exclusively in a video game.
What did the Steelers get from the Raiders for Brown’s football services? A third-round and a fifth-round draft pick.
The Steelers must really hate Antonio Brown
I knew Antonio Brown and the Steelers had a falling out, it just didn’t know it was this bad. Brown went on Instagram he shared he would not play next season for the Steelers without guaranteed money. If an NFL player wants guaranteed money, he needs to learn to hit a curveball or work on his fadeaway jumper.
Brown also made disparaging remarks about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He said on social media that Roethlisberger has an “owner mentality.”
Brown and Steelers president Art Rooney II had a face-to-face, come to Jesus meeting February 19. The two men “agreed that it is time to move on.”
From the grin on Rooney’s face, I wonder if he decided then and there to send Brown to the Raiders for a couple of expired Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons and a bucket of shiny beads.
The Steelers must have received better offers for Brown. How could they not? I have a hard time believing they received worse offers. Again, Brown was the best receiver in all of football last year. What would the New England Patriots have traded for Brown? Or the Los Angeles Rams?
The Steelers sending Brown to the Raiders was a hardcore Game of Thrones move. Antonio Brown has always struck me as a diva and kind of a jerk. The Steelers must have really had enough of him and his drama to trade him for draft picks that will net them, if lucky, two players destined for special teams.