Last week, Antonio Brown, will probably be traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers into the Oakland Raiders.The Steelers will be given a third and fifth round draft pick at the 2019 NFL draft from the Raiders. Brown will receive a brand new 3-year contract out of Oakland worth up to $54.125 million by which $30.125 million is guaranteed cash. His previous deal with Pittsburgh had 3 years and $38.9 million left without a guaranteed cash on it. Basically, Brown got exactly what he wanted at a fresh start with a different company, more money each year, and guaranteed cash.
Brown is a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). He had been named to the NFL’s First Team All Pro four times (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), and that he had been chosen to the Second Team All Pro in 2013. He led the league in receiving yards twice (2014, 2017), and he had been the NFL leader in receptions twice (2014, 2015), while also having the most receiving touchdowns in 2018. By taking a look at his career stats it is easy to see why he is one of the best wide outs in the National Football League at this time.
Along with the Good Comes the Bad:
It’s well documented that Brown could be a significant distraction and detriment to his group. He’s constantly complaining, fighting with teammates, and making demands from his trainer, front office, along with their players. He has also been known to use social networking platforms to get unwanted attention through his articles. Hopefully with a clean slate provided to him through the Raiders he will focus on helping his team win, and he will stop his egocentric and selfish behaviors that he exhibited in the steel city.
What Brown Brings to Oakland:
Obviously, the athlete brings amazing talent and about the field production to the Raiders. He’s consistently one of the best pass catchers in the NFL. He will offer Derek Carr using a deep danger through this downfield rate as well as his ability to select up yards after the catch often resulting in touchdowns.
Brown is thought to be one of the best route runners in the league that ought to translate into helping his group convert on third downs and move the chains during the class of an offensive force. He also rarely drops passes, and he does not fumble very much whatsoever. This should cut down on drive end mistakes and turnovers which have plagued the Raiders within the last several seasons.
Without his solutions, the Steelers will need to rely on other wide receivers to find the job done on the area for the veteran quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Their number-one broad out will now be JuJu Smith-Schuster who is a strong NFL wide receiver.
They’ll also be requesting James Washington to measure up as big play maker for Pittsburgh in the not too distant future. Washington is 2018 second round draft selection with a great deal of potential and talent, but he has underperformed so far in his young career with the Steelers.
They also have a core veteran slot player at Ryan Switzer to rely on during the 2019-2020 season.