If you have built it right here, you most likely presently know Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown needs out of Pittsburgh. The 30-year-aged, five-time All-Professional built that very clear when he tweeted a video from his official Twitter account late Tuesday morning.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter afterwards verified that Brown had certainly asked for a trade.
Antonio Brown has not been traded nor has he been unveiled. But Brown needs a trade and he officially has asked for that from the Steelers, for each resource.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2019
It is tricky to argue that Brown has been the ideal wide receiver in the league in excess of the previous six yrs. He has averaged 114 receptions, 1,524 yards, and 11 touchdowns for each year during that span.
Could Brown probably land with the Chiefs?
It is tricky to ever rule anything out in the NFL, but in this circumstance, practically assuredly no.
Brown is under contract with the Steelers for a few extra seasons for almost $60 million. That’s an typical of $20 million truly worth of cap home for each year for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
There are a great deal of reasons for the #Steelers not to trade Antonio Brown — specifically, he is definitely, definitely fantastic at football — but “cap hit” speak is misinformed. It is basically a clean for 2019 and they’d obtain versatility in 2020-21. How you change him is the situation. pic.twitter.com/6FucNjhfgP
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 2, 2019
The Chiefs are approximated to have just in excess of $26 million in cap space for 2019 and even now need to have to take into consideration franchise tagging linebacker Dee Ford and extending WR Tyreek Hill and defensive lineman Chris Jones.
Getting Brown could imply supplying up a 2019 1st-round draft select and a 2020 next-round draft select, as approximated by SB Nation’s Christian D’Andrea. A single would feel that after the Chiefs missed out on past year’s 1st round (thanks to the 2017 Patrick Mahomes trade), they will want to preserve this year’s 1st-rounder to draft a top quality defensive participant.
Finally, if you were being the Pittsburgh Steelers, you most likely wouldn’t take into consideration buying and selling him to one of the favorites to get next year’s Super Bowl in the Chiefs, in particular presented they share the similar meeting. If Pittsburgh just can’t correct issues with Brown, the ideal condition would be to trade him to an NFC club.
For all those Chiefs followers who even now could be dreaming, Kansas City isn’t even on the board in Las Vegas, in accordance to OddsShark.
Odds for which team @AB84 will be on for Week 1 of the 2019 NFL normal year (Bovada):
Dolphins +1500 https://t.co/8wgJwsR80K
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) February 12, 2019
No matter of the Chiefs observing the Brown condition unfold from afar, it will undoubtedly be fascinating to see how it plays out. Brown currently being out of the AFC would be a good when it arrives to the Chiefs’ prospects of getting again to the AFC title match and clinching a berth in next year’s Super Bowl.