Latest on Antonio Brown: Why Jets are unlikely to trade for him

Arnold Nichols
March 8, 2019

The New York Jets are out on Steelers WR Antonio Brown, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Other teams rumored to be interested in Brown include the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns.

The Washington Redskins have been linked to Brown, though making a trade could be hard due to their cap situation. Even if they had to give away both third-round picks, they could potentially trade down from No. 3 and gain a couple of mid-rounders in return, while also trading for Brown.

Brown is not a free agent, as he recently signed a multi-year extension that was set to keep him with the Steelers for a few more seasons.

GM Kevin Colbert said on Wednesday he would not totally rule any team out, but would be judicious in the process. He has spent his entire nine-year career in Pittsburgh but requested a trade last month after missing the Steelers' final week of practice and sitting out the regular-season finale against the Bengals amid an alleged feud with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Some are looking for a quality player.


"Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues!"

Of course, the one concern that stood out right away was whether Brown would be happy being part of an Arizona team that finished at the bottom of the National Football League in 2018, although it looks like this is no longer an issue since the Cardinals have been ruled out of the trade talks. The Pittsburgh Steelers will surely do everything in their power to commence a deal prior to that specific date.

Brown, 30, attached a video of highlights from his time with the Steelers with Lil Uzi Vert's "Now I Do What I Want" playing. But they might not be prepared for what Brown is going to bring.

The biggest offseason storyline of the 2019 season so far is where will disgruntled star Antonio Brown land?

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