Antonio Brown

3 NFL Teams Crazy Enough to Actually Trade for Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown, aka "Mr. Big Chest", has thrown footballs at his quarterback, skipped team meetings, demanded trades, tweeted out shots at his former teammates, and now wants "teams with guaranteed money to give him a call" despite still being under contract through 2022. So, yeah, trading for him right now is a bit crazy despite his immense talent. 


The star receiver has been on a ridiculous tirade the past few months and it will culminate in a likely trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here are three teams that would jump at the chance to have the diva receiver and his list of issues. 

3. New York Jets

Brown has had Le'Veon Bell's back throughout his contract dispute with the Steelers. With Bell's top free agent destination being New York, it would make perfect sense for the team to go after his counterpart. The Jets have a lot of cap space and need a receiver to help jump start Sam Darnold's career.

2. Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals would love the opportunity to poach a superstar from a division rival. Granted, they already have a stud in A.J. Green, but that didn't stop them from rostering Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens back in the day. Cincinnati has experience with diva receivers and it has the cap space to eat Brown's contract. The question is, would the Steelers trade Brown to the Bengals? If they offer the most, maybe. 

1. New England Patriots

Rumors have surfaced that the Patriots were mere seconds away from acquiring Odell Beckham from the New York Giants last season. Tom Brady is aging, at least on paper, and they knew they needed a better receiver. They settled on Josh Gordon, which worked for a while, but that chapter might be closed. Brown could be the next man up for the Patriots. They could trade for him, win two more championships, then trade him to the Bills for three first-rounders in perfect Patriots fashion. But in all honesty, they know how to deal with big personalities and have the picks to get this done. Like the Bengals, however, whether the Steelers would trade him there remains to be seen. 

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