As the biggest drama of the NFL off-season unfolds, it’s looking more and more likely that Antonio Brown won’t be playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019.
Brown recently met with Steelers president Art Rooney and it appears both sides decided that mutually parting ways will be the best course of action.
Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin pic.twitter.com/DEgURchvhW
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 19, 2019
But if you’re a Tennessee Titans fans who hopes Brown will be playing in Nashville next season, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.
According to Bet SDI, the Titans are +1500 to land Brown this off-season. Those are the 11th best odds to land Brown (tied with the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears).
While oddsmakers have zero effect on whether or not a team will make a trade for Brown, I feel these odds are pretty accurate.
I think Brown would be a great addition to the Titans’ offense. He’s one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL and would instantly improve any team’s offense.
But Brown also made one thing clear during some of his recent rants — he wants guaranteed money.
Brown is under contract through 2021 (though he has a potential out after 2020). However, Brown could easily sit out and demand a restructured contract.
I seriously doubt Titans general manager Jon Robinson has any desire to deal with a potential contract crisis with Brown, especially since he’d likely have to give up a first round pick or two to land the star wide receiver.
Brown, to my surprise (I genuinely thought he’d work out his issue with the Steelers), will almost certainly be playing for a new team in 2019.
But I’d be extremely surprised if that new team is the Titans.
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