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NFL offseason trade rumors often peak the interest of football fans. But when they include two of the game's best wide receivers, you know it's bound to be headline news.


Both Antonio Brown (aka Mr. Big Chest), of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Odell Beckham Jr., of the New York Giants, find themselves in trade talks this offseason – one because of his own doing, and the other has become a ​seemingly expendable commodity in the eyes of his owner.


It remains to be seen if a deal will get done for Beckham, but Brown met with Steelers' upper management today and it was reported that a trade is likely the best move for both sides

Which leads us to ponder one major question: Would you rather trade for Brown or Beckham?


Brown, a former sixth-round pick, does have an extra four years of NFL service under his belt compared to Beckham, but his output has been unprecedented. After a rookie season that only saw AB post 16 catches for 167 yards and no touchdowns, Brown has gone on to have one of the best careers a wide receiver could have. After posting more than 1,000 receiving yards in his second season and 787 in his third, Brown has notched at least 100 catches, 1,280 yards and eight touchdowns in six consecutive campaigns, since 2013 (his fourth NFL season).


Not to mention, AB has only missed five games over the last six seasons and had a career-high 15 touchdown catches in 2018.

Unlike Brown, Beckham Jr. started his career off with a bang in 2014, highlighted by his now-famous one-handed, three-fingered catch against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Not only did he have the highlight-reel catches, but OBJ's numbers were there to back it up. In his rookie season, the LSU product caught 91 balls for 1,305 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns – and that was despite missing the first four games of that season.


Beckham Jr. has totaled 390 catches, 5.476 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns in his career. Not to mention, OBJ was 2-for-2 for 106 passing yards and two touchdowns throwing the ball this past season (move over ​Eli).

Of course, these receivers are both uber-talented, but it's the diva mentality that gives each of them a bad rep. While teammates of both wideouts insist they're great guys and hard workers, it does put a ton of stress on a quarterback when they essentially have to force balls their way in order to keep their most-talented asset happy.


All in all, though, Brown is the one we'll choose in this instance. His proven track record, with a limited amount of games missed due to injury, will win out every time – as the old saying goes, the greatest ability is availability.


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