The Buffalo Bills have several needs heading into an offseason where they have eighty million plus dollars to spend in free-agency. The offensive line and wide receiving corps highlight the groups that will need the most work. One of those areas could be addressed by taking a look at a disgruntled All-Pro wideout who has decided to move on from his team just about three hours south of Buffalo.
It seems at this point to be a forgone conclusion that Antonio Brown will no longer be a Pittsburgh Steeler next season. Too much damage has been done to his relationships with head coach Mike Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the Steelers in general. Brown was quoted in an Instagram live saying:
“If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me, tell them to call me.”
One thing that the Buffalo Bills have is money to spend, so would the Bills kick the tires on making a move for the disgruntled wide receiver who many around the game are regarding as a “diva”. I believe it all depends on the asking price in a trade with the Steelers and if Brown would be willing to sign an extension in Buffalo, which it sounds like he would.
I believe the Steelers would be reluctant to trade Brown anywhere in the AFC, granted the Bills and Steelers rarely play each other, though they do meet up this season in Pittsburgh. They would not want to trade him somewhere where he could hurt them consistently. But if I am the Steelers, the Bills can offer one of the best deals, especially if they move back in this year’s draft and accumulate draft capital.
Am I proponent of the Bills trading for Brown, not at the moment. But the idea of Brown helping the development of Josh Allen and scoring touchdowns for the Bills in something that I could get used to, but the possibility of Brown being a locker room cancer scares me as well.
Whatever happens, we are in for a whirlwind of Brown news and rumors, many of them probably coming straight from him. I think we can all agree, the chances of Antonio Brown being in a Steeler uniform next season are all but gone, and his chances of being a Bill may be about the same. But hey, you never know.