The Pittsburgh Steelers might not be able to get much for Antonio Brown if they decide to trade him.
Brown and the Steelers have been openly feuding for seemingly months at this point, and the odds aren’t great that he’ll be back. Having said that, he’s still one of the most electric players in the league. You’d think there’d be a lot of a trade value for him. Well, that might not be the case at all. (RELATED: Steelers Will Listen To Offers For Antonio Brown)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ed Bouchette wrote the following last week:
When I asked one longtime NFL personnel man last week what he would he would give the Steelers for Brown if he were in position to trade for him (he isn’t), he said maybe a sixth-round draft pick.
OK, he replied, maybe a conditional fifth or fourth depending on how he performs and maybe if the team makes the playoffs.
Do you hear that noise off in the distance? That’s the sound of NFL experts listening to me. How many times have I said I wouldn’t want Brown on my squad, despite how talented he is? The man is a massive distraction, and we already know he’ll skip practices and games.
Why would any team want to put up with that?
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If I’m a winning franchise, I’m not interested in bringing a diva into the locker room. Clearly, Brown is not just focused on winning football games, which should be the only thing on his mind.
Any player not laser-focused on football and only football isn’t somebody I want on my roster. I don’t care how talented he is.
I really hope the Steelers weren’t hoping to strike gold in a potential trade because that doesn’t sound like an option on the table.