Antonio Brown is a football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted back in 2010 by the Steelers and has been playing for them ever since. A sixth-round pick, since entering the league, no player has amassed more receptions and receiving yards than Brown.
According to recent reports, Brown doesn’t want to play for the Steelers any longer. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported that Brown has requested a trade from his current team. In a tweet he posted yesterday, Canfora wrote:
“Antonio Brown has requested a trade. I’m told it was not a demand but he has asked to be dealt. Very unlikely Rooney would capitulate. Brown has issues with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger. Feels like the coach is too aligned with the QB.”
Many became suspicious that something was going on because Brown didn’t play last week. However, no one expected that he would want to leave the only team he has played for. He is one of the best wide receivers ever and he is the best player on his team. If he leaves the team, the Steelers have no chance of getting to the Super Bowl.
The fact that Brown demanded a trade doesn’t mean that one will take place. If the Steelers are smart enough, they will not allow Brown to leave the team. In fact, Brown signed a restructured deal with his team just last season. He cost the Steelers less than $8 million in cap terms last year. If he leaves the team now, the Steelers would lose up to $21.2 million.
The Steelers finished their regular season with nine wins, six defeats, and a tie. They barely made it to the playoffs this year. Without Brown on their team, they wouldn’t have been able to come so far. We don’t know what will happen with them if they end up losing their star player.