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Antonio Brown is a problem off the field. Everyone has seen his antics and how the Steelers have put up with it for years, but it reached an all-time high, or low, depending on how you look at it, when Brown ripped Ben Roethlisberger and demanded a trade .
On the other hand, he's a problem on the field for those who have to cover him, making him a coveted trade target for those crazy enough to want to deal for him.
Two teams that may be interested, according to NFL executives who spoke with ESPN, are AFC rivals of the Steelers: the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN claims several NFL execs predicted AB's landing spot and within those teams listed are the Chiefs and Broncos. lol. I have a hard time believing Fangio would sign up for such nonsense and as for Reid, no way he wants to go through another TO situation again. #Steelers— Steelers Depot (@Steelersdepot) February 20, 2019
A lot of the talk around Brown has centered on him being shipped to a bad team like the Cardinals or Bills. But this would definitely be a surprise twist.
Brown is expected to be traded by Friday, and if it's to one of these AFC West teams, a lot of people will be surprised.
Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
The Broncos' interest couldn't make more sense. They need a wide receiver to replace Demaryius Thomas, who was shipped off at the trade deadline, and possibly Emmanuel Sanders, who suffered a season-ending injury. Adding talent for quarterback Joe Flacco gives this team a solid passing attack to go along with their rushing game -- a perfect combination for an already solid defense.
The Chiefs bringing in Brown would give them exactly what they need to get past the New England Patriots. They already have star receivers in Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and TE Travis Kelce. Adding Brown would make them nearly impossible to defend.
Antonio to the @Chiefs would be an absolute nightmare to the NFL. Can you imagine?— Nick Hardwick (@hardwina) February 15, 2019
That said, if I'm the Rooney's, AB isn't going anywhere. They have to re-establish what is acceptable player behavior and force him to honor his contract. https://t.co/MygUTESxNF
It's unclear whether or not the Steelers would give a rival AFC contender the firepower to form an offensive powerhouse like this, but the best deal will always reign supreme.
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