Even with all the drama surrounding Antonio Brown in Pittsburgh, there’s still at least one player who wants to see the wide receiver return to the Steelers next season.
Rumors have been rampant surrounding Brown — who didn’t play in the Steelers’ season finale victory — about possible beef with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, as well as chatter that the team is listening to trade offers. Brown even removed Pittsburgh from his Twitter bio, for what it’s worth.
But if you ask JuJu Smith-Schuster, he doesn’t want to see No. 84 traded away.
“No, I don’t want AB traded,” Smith-Schuster replied to a fan question on his YouTube channel, as transcribed by theScore. “He makes me better. He makes the team better. He’s awesome. He’s a great dude.
“For myself, I learn a lot from him – just playing with him,” he added. “If I want to increase my game to be the best, I gotta compete against him. So, I do not want him traded.”
While team president Art Rooney II made it clear the Steelers won’t release Brown, he did note it was difficult envisioning him with the club come the 2019 NFL season.