The bedlam begin when reports circulated that the Steelers were approaching a deal with the Buffalo Bills to move Antonio Brown. It's hard to say, but if Brown killed the deal, the challenge to trade him goes way up.
It should only get harder for the Steelers to find a taker for Brown now that the All-Pro receiver has flexed his muscles. The Steelers had hoped to have the Brown situation resolved by Friday but now need another interested team to step up and meet their demands. But that was debunked quickly, and by Friday morning, talks between the Steelers and Bills were over. Finally, the Titans were another popular pick among National Football League pundits to land the four-time First-Team All-Pro, ranking just behind Oakland as the second betting-favorite to get Brown. Brown had apparently torpedoed the trade, due to a disinterest in playing for Buffalo.
"We inquired about Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and kept talks open with the Steelers", Beane said.
According to a report from ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Titans are out of the race for Brown. But Brown still costs an average of $12.975 million in cash and just over $20 million against the cap over the next three seasons. Quarterback Josh Allen had an up-and-down season in 2018 and the future looks bright, but there are still plenty of question marks. Although the front office will have to cross Buffalo off the board as potential suitors, one team remains in the mix. Seems all those people who joked about Brown going to the Bills were on to something.
If Antonio Brown doesn't want to play for you, don't bother trying to trading for him.