The likelihood of Antonio Brown getting dealt during the offseason is growing by the hour.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wideout reportedly requested a trade last week after he was benched in Week 17 for being a no-show in the lead-up to his team’s season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals. A lot has gone down in the ensuing days, including Brown following the San Francisco 49ers and sharing a screenshot of an old DM with Tom Brady.
But while initial reports indicated the Steelers had no intentions of trading Brown, things appear to be changing.
Check out this report from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport:
The Steelers would be justified in asking for a major return for Bown. But given that Brown has revealed himself to be a petulant, obnoxiously selfish player (who will be 31 years old this summer, mind you), we’d be surprised if any team meets Pittsburgh’s lofty demands.
The question everyone will be asking, of course, is will the Patriots make a play for the All-Pro receiver?