Antonio Brown has been busy burning bridges in Pittsburgh the last few months and his trade value continues to plummet.
Brown not only reportedly got into a heated beef with QB Ben Roethlisberger but also asked the team to trade him while taking
Since then Brown was linked to a domestic violence dispute that is currently being investigated by the NFL despite Brown’s lawyer assuring that the story is all media hype.
Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette spoke with an exec from an NFL team who thinks Brown’s issues on and off the field have killed his trade stock.
When I asked one longtime NFL personnel man last week what he would he would give the Steelers for Brown if he were in position to trade for him (he isn’t), he said maybe a sixth-round draft pick.
OK, he replied, maybe a conditional fifth or fourth depending on how he performs and maybe if the team makes the playoffs.
If that were the case, the draft pick the Steelers would receive would not be until 2020, and it might be in the same round where the Steelers drafted Brown in 2010. The personnel man acknowledged that it would only take one team that really wanted him to jack up the take, the way the Oakland Raiders gave the Steelers a third-round pick for Martavis Bryant last year.
Bouchette’s source isn’t the only person who has soured on Brown, many in the NFL media believe Brown isn’t worth the time or money.