Report: Raiders getting ‘cold feet’ in Antonio Brown trade talks
With the Antonio Brown trade talks heating up, it seems like one team is slowly distancing themselves from acquiring him. The Oakland Raiders are losing interest in trading for Brown, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review.
Since Brown was put on the trade block, the Raiders have been deemed one of the favorites to land the All-Pro wide receiver.
According to the report, the Raiders are not fully committed to giving Brown a new contract if they acquire him. Brown gave demands of more money on his Instagram account recently.
The Raiders view trading for Brown as a short-term option while they’re really interested in finding guys for the future. The disgruntled wide receiver turns 31 in July.
Newly hired Mike Mayock might be one of the reasons that the Raiders are skeptical on bringing Brown aboard. They seem to be wanting to build a new culture in Oakland.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have told teams to send their best offers because they’d like to deal him ASAP. The rumored day that the Steelers would like to have a deal in place is Friday, March 8th.
Brown is still one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Most teams will avoid him due to the baggage he seemingly brings.
Whether you like the guy or not, his production on the field is indisputable. We’ve seen teams put up with big egos due to the talent the wideout possesses—a la Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson.
Of course, the Raiders could still be one of the favorites to land Brown but as of now, it looks like they’ll go in another direction.
Either way, whoever lands Brown will be getting one of the best skill players in the NFL.