According to reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to trade disgruntled problem child receiver Antonio Brown before March when he would be due a $2.5 million-dollar roster bonus.
Should the Steelers be able to trade him before March 1st not only would they save the $2.5 million roster bonus, but they could recoup much of his $21 million-dollar cap hit.
Brown, 30 had a great season on the field totaling 104 receptions, 1,297 yards and a league leading 15 touchdown receptions but off field issued have been simmering for years.
These issues came to boil late in the season when the Steelers’ playoff lives hung in the balance and Brown was suspended for the final game of the regular season.
Reports of him and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger not getting along have surfaced outlining Roethlisberger disparaging Brown on the practice field and in meetings. However, Brown’s issues have extended beyond his relationship with his quarterback.
There is little doubt that should the Steelers actually put him on the trade market he would attract interest from nearly every NFL club depending on the asking price.
While the Steelers may rid themselves of a headache, Brown is a headache that no matter what they get in return will be nearly impossible to replace.