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Where will Antonio Brown Go?

Steelers need to cut ties with Antonio Brown, and it sounds like the team has finally agreed to walk away from the All-Pro.

Where will Antonio Brown Go? 

By: Larry Horn

Antonio Brown has become the biggest buzz in the off-season. Steeler ownership had talks with him earlier this week about wither they would trade him. They got the green light as long as it’s preferably with an NFC team. Best way to trade a household name is to trade a star to a team you wont play on a regular basis. 

 

Here are some teams that could land the trade of the off-season:

 

 New York Jets: The Jets have the most draft picks and the most cap space. They are in desperate need of a star quality receiver which they haven’t had since Brandon Marshall. 
 
 Green Bay Packers: Who better to have throwing the pigskin to you than Aaron Rodgers. A lot of changes in star quality in the Packers receiver core caused a shaky season for the All-Pro quarterback.  
 
 Seattle Seahawks: This is the least likely situation but Russell Wilson needs a number 1 receiver. That team is getting close to another Superbowl run. The cap space won’t be as weak as it is now. They are expected to cut more players from their contracts. 
 

The down side to letting go of Antonio Brown is his contract. If he gets traded now or before June 1st the dead money left from signing bonuses is in the range of 21 million. The cap savings is only 1.5 million. They save an extra 1 million if he is traded before the 5th day of the new business year due to a roster bonus. If he gets traded after June 1st the dead money goes to 7 million and cap savings 14 million. The down fall from that is they want high 1st draft pick so it would have to be before that date. 

 

Best case scenario Antonio Brown will be traded to the Jets. The Jets can afford him and give the Steelers a better draft pick.

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