The Buffalo Bills have the money and assets to make a trade for Antonio Brown, but it seems unlikely given what the Pittsburgh Steelers want to do.
That makes some recent news good news for those who don’t want Brown.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com recently reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t want to send Brown to the New England Patriots or to any team in the AFC North. Specifically, the team wants to send him to the NFC.
This does not technically eliminate the Bills, but if NFC teams are reaching out they will certainly be preferred over any AFC team.
The Bills can be seen as a team on the rise and the last thing the Steelers want to do is help another AFC team get better and potentially knock them out of the playoffs in the future. Even if the Bills seem far away from contention right now to some, that thought has to be in the mind of the Steelers’ front office.
As I said, this is good news for fans who don’t want the Bills to make a lucrative offer for Brown. It would likely requiring moving the No. 9 overall pick and even more in the 2019 NFL Draft. All that for a receiver who could be an issue if he isn’t getting the ball enough.
That would be if he even reported to training camp in Buffalo. Not exactly the greatest “culture” fit for the team.
Crazy trades have happened before, but it seems Brown will be sent to the NFC if he is traded at all.