Arizona Cardinals have no interest in trading for Antonio Brown
The Antonio Brown saga rages on, as the Pittsburgh Steelers continue to look for trade partners for their embattled star. One team you can count out is the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have “no interest” in Brown, according to Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic.
The Cardinals have previously been considered one of the favorites to land Brown, so this is a significant development. Whether it’s Kyler Murray or Josh Rosen, the Cardinals will have a young quarterback under center next season. It makes sense they would want an elite receiver for that young quarterback, but the team apparently doesn’t want to deal with all the baggage Brown brings.
New coach Kliff Kingsbury is attempting to bring a new culture to the desert. He doesn’t want the distraction. Brown is due a roster bonus on March 17, a date many have set as an informal deadline for a Brown trade. His trade market hasn’t exactly been active; his continued antics off the field have seemingly scared teams away.
Recent reports indicate the Steelers might only be able to fetch a middle-round draft pick for Brown, who is still one of the best receivers in the game. Arizona will be moving forward with Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and not a whole lot else at receiver. The Cardinals need more consistent options, and this season could quite possibly be Fitzgerald’s last.
The Cardinals need to invest in a receiver, either through the draft or free agency, but it looks like it won’t be Brown. If that March 17 date is to be believed, we should know about Brown’s next stop in the next two weeks at the latest.