Teams are closely monitoring the Antonio Brown situation and one team is reportedly worried about his latest actions.
According to Peter King of NBC Sports, the more Antonio Brown tweets about his situation with the Steelers, “the more he scares off potential suitors.”
King mentions that he knows first hand that this is the case for one team interested in Brown.
On Saturday, Brown did a Q&A on Twitter where he talked about various issues with the Steelers.
Brown said there’s no conflict between him and QB Ben Roethlisberger and they have “mutual respect.“ However, Brown added that Roethlisberger carries an “owner’s mentality” and can call out “anybody including coaches.” Brown said Steelers players can’t criticize Roethlisberger or their “meal ticket gone.“
When a fan brought up the accusations that he quit on the team, Brown said:
After the coach tell the team I quit while nursing some bumps then invite me to watch the show with same guys thinking I quit i can not stand with that! I’m the bad guy doe we miss post season think about it https://t.co/imrJ8jnnBc
— AB (@AB84) February 16, 2019
Brown has made it clear that he wants to be traded from the Steelers. The 49ers are reportedly his preferred destination.
Brown is owed a $2.5M roster bonus on March 17th. If the Steelers don’t want to pay that, they’ll make a deal before then.
According to a report from the MMQB, the Steelers are against trading Brown in the division, and against trading him to the Patriots. They’ll listen to offers from the other 27 teams.
Last season, Brown played in 15 games and racked up 104 receptions, 1,297 yards and 15 TDs.
Related: Click HERE for a list of five potential trade destinations for Antonio Brown.
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