Steelers WR Antonio Brown posts picture of him with Art Rooney on Instagram
Things are getting stranger and stranger for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and it has a lot to do with Antonio Brown. The superstar wide receiver is currently in the middle of another Pittsburgh saga following team president Art Rooney II’s insinuation that the talented downfield threat is not 100 percent safe from getting traded.
It did not take Brown too much time to have a say of his own about the matter, as he later posted an image of him with Rooney and a “Good Business” caption on his Instagram account.
It’s not entirely clear what Brown is trying to point out by uploading the picture, but it’s safe to say that he’s reacting to the news that Rooney is not ruling out the possibility of shipping the seven-time Pro Bowler to another team.
In addition to that, Rooney said that it’s “hard to envision” Brown wearing Steelers uniform in the 2019 season, thus further fanning the rumor flames that the Central Michigan product has played his last game in Pittsburgh threads, per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Of course, trading Antonio Brown away is easier said than done. For one, Brown’s current contract won’t expire until the end of the 2021 season, having signed a four-year deal worth $68 million back in 2017.
While it makes sense for other teams to go after a game-changing talent like Brown, the Steelers will have to accommodate $21.12 in dead money this year and $14.08 in 2020 should they pull the trigger on such transaction.
Brown finished the 2018 season with 1,297 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 104 receptions.