Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown, is making headlines once again, giving insight as to where he wants to play next season.
We’ve seen Antonio Brown post pictures in a 49ers’ jersey, speak with Jerry Rice and then heard from Rice that Brown wants to play in San Fransisco in 2019. But now Brown has commented on where he’d like to play in season, being very vague and blunt as usual.
For the wide receiver, it isn’t about location, it’s about success. Despite his actions on social media, Brown didn’t answer with the 49ers when asked where’d he like to spend 2019. Instead, he focused on the only task he’s cared about since joining the NFL.
"“I just want to win. Whoever the team I just want to win,” Brown told USA Today Sports. “No matter where.”"
The Steelers have made it known Brown is on the trade block, but the expected value of the wideout is pricey. However, if the speculations about Brown wanting to land in San Fransisco are true, the 49ers may have the assets to make a deal work.
It’s still very open as to whether or not Brown will be dealt this offseason. The locker room seems to want him to stay, but tensions between the front office and the receiver are high. Plus, Dan Rooney II seems determined to make a culture change and Brown could be used to set an example.
Brown has always been one of the hardest workers in the locker room. A move to San Fransisco would boost that team in a number of areas. And if he stays in Pittsburgh, it’ll be nothing but smiles from all of his teammates.
Expect plenty of headlines between now and Brown’s move, if there’s a move, as the NFL’s biggest story will continue to be the Pittsburgh Steelers and their diva-labeled receiver. The question now is how far will this battle go before a divorce is final.