Patriots are a ‘viable landing spot’ for Antonio Brown says Cris Carter
Because you haven’t had enough Antonio Brown news today, a new report suggests that the New England Patriots are looking into his recruitment.
"Antonio Brown is the type of player that's a perfect trade for the New England Patriots. And as long as Tom Brady is there, the Pats are going to be in a 'win right now' mentality. New England is a viable landing spot for AB."
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) January 16, 2019
Cris Carter told “First Things First” that he believes the trade of Brown to the Patriots is a “viable” one. He feels that Brown will get along much better with quarterback Tom Brady than he ever has with Ben Roethlisberger (which doesn’t seem to be hard, given how Brown and Roethlisberger have been feuding for weeks).
As fans have undoubtedly heard (and three times on this site alone today), Antonio Brown and the Steelers have been at odds since Week 17, when the team played against the Bengals. The long and the short of it is, Brown and Roethlisberger do not get along, with Brown viewing the quarterback as “disrespectful,” and Roethlisberger viewing the wide receiver as a “diva.” (At this point, these mutually exclusive facts both seem to be true.)
Brown has, subsequently, requested a trade, and while the team GM doesn’t seem to be game for that quite yet — and head coach Mike Tomlin has said that he won’t consider it until “all options are on the table” — another report suggests that the team may be acquiescing to his demands.
In addition to the Patriots, Brown is considered a strong contender for the San Francisco 49ers, with football legend Jerry Rice suggesting that he’d be happy to serve as a mentor of sorts for the young, beleaguered player, who is still one of the best wide receivers in the game despite the drama.