According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it may not be long before the Pittsburgh Steelers move their pro bowl wide receiver to the highest bidder.
"Hell no", Sharpe emphatically declared. The team that gets Brown won't be getting the mopey Randy Moss the Raiders got in 2005 and 2006; they'll instead have one of the best receivers of his generation, and it's worth looking once again at how Brown is able to do that. Brown's conversation with James marked his first extended public comments since requesting a trade last month.
But it's not like NY doesn't have draft picks to trade away, either. The report noted that three teams have entered the running for Brown in the last 48 hours, while the Jets and Cardinals have pulled out. The most recent talks involving Brown point to the trade market having been narrowed down in a drastic way.
Contrary to a suggestion by The Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman that the Philadelphia Eagles are not interested in Brown, La Canfora added that the Eagles are "monitoring" Brown's situation, as are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins. Ideally, the Steelers would like to send Brown to the NFC and get him out of the conference altogether.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen needs playmakers, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more productive player in recent memory than Brown.
Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Steelers will not trade Brown within the AFC North, nor to the New England Patriots, if possible. Although the Steelers would emerge victorious, a Baltimore Ravens victory in Week 17 would wind up costing them a spot in the playoffs.
Brown and the Steelers have had a growing rift which came to a head at the end of the 2018 season when he clashed with teammates, was benched the final game of the season and battled some off-the-field issues as well.
No, he's not going to be joining the Broncos' roster, but it feels like there's a very good chance he will be joining the AFC West, specifically with the Oakland Raiders.