Green Bay Packers: Why not trade for Antonio Brown?
- Author: Stacy Allen Jan 03, 2019,
Jan 03, 2019, 0:39
He reportedly got into a heated dispute with Ben Roethlisberger, which led to Brown missing several practices leading up to the game. JuJu Smith-Schuster, whom his teammates voted as team MVP instead of Brown, also fumbled with one minute left to effectively end the game. The yelling at coaches on the sidelines, skipping a Monday meeting, threatening a local. Tomlin added that Brown did not show up and the team couldn't reach him after that.
However, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Brown was upset after being asked to run a hot read again during a walkout while also telling Roethlisberger that he feels underappreciated.
"I talked to him prior to the game on Sunday", Tomlin said. Brown has instead stayed busy on social media working Steelers' fans into a panic as he publicly flirts with the notion of playing for the San Francisco 49ers. Tomlin did state, however, that Brown hasn't formally requested a trade despite reports indicating he had.
Although it would be extremely unlikely the Steelers would trade a player the caliber of Brown to an in-division rival - or trade Brown to any team - general manager John Dorsey and the Browns should call Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert about Brown's availability.
"I'm not going to speculate on trades or things of that nature".
With three years remaining on his contract, the Steelers would be foolish to trade Brown.
"My options may seem limited by people or circumstances", the caption read.
"He is such an incredible talent, and I've been blessed to have him as my teammate and truly a good friend, one of my better friends on the team ..." "If you're legitimately open to doing what's necessary to not be here (out of the playoffs) next year, then we don't rule out anything".