John Gruden would love to have Antonio Brown. He’s an outgoing guy who loves football and trains harder than anyone else on the field. It wouldn’t be ideal to keep him in the AFC, but if the Raiders want to send some first-round picks to Pittsburgh, it’s hard to say no.
Send two first-rounders to the Steelers in exchange for Brown. The fourth-pick in the draft would likely also work if the Raiders were hoping to keep their backend picks, but either one of the two options are good trade bait for the receiver.
This puts the Steelers in the same place they would be with San Francisco. If they have the fourth-pick in the draft they’re capable of staying there or moving back. If they have two more first-round selections, they can find all three of the positions they’d like to target in the opening day.
Oakland has options to send Pittsburgh’s way. If Gruden wants Brown on his roster he’ll go out and get him. As long as he’s thinking Derrick Carr is his guy and this team is about to turn themselves around, he’ll at least try to bring in No. 84.