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Antonio Brown has posted six straight seasons with more than 100 catches and at least 1,200 yards, but that clearly doesn't mean much in the eyes of oddsmakers.
Apparently Brown is only worth half of a point to a team's power rating, despite his dominance on the field. The Steelers are +1800 to win the Super Bowl, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and apparently we shouldn't expect that line to move very much if and when Brown is traded.
The Steelers said they wanted a deal for Brown done by today, but also aren't the type of organization that would set a hard deadline and simply take the best offer by that date. Just last night it seemed like Brown was headed to Buffalo, but apparently
Buffalo has spoken to Pittsburgh about a potential trade for WR Antonio Brown, as have a handful of other teams. Those talks occurred only in recent days. A source this morning called a Brown-to-Buffalo trade “unlikely.” Not out of the question but, at this time, “unlikely.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
If and when a trade does come to fruition, there are lots of quality wide receiver available in free agency that can help ease the pain of losing the Pro-Bowl wideout.
Maybe they ran the numbers and realized that a slight bump in Super Bowl odds wasn't enough to trade multiple picks for a 30-year-old wide receiver. Either way, it looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out which team gets that half-point boost to its Super Bowl futures power rating.
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