Antonio Brown’s antics at the beginning of the week have not helped the Pittsburgh Steelers in the slightest as they attempt to shake off a poor 0-1-1 start to the 2018 season without star running back Le’Veon Bell, who continues to hold out.
Following their Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs where the star wide receiver was seen arguing with offensive coaches, Brown responded to a former team public relations staff in a way that likely terrified Steelers fans everywhere:
Trade me let’s find out https://t.co/4OeepI78zy
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) September 17, 2018
Head coach Mike Tomlin’s constant claims of Brown not actually wanting to be traded did little to soothe initial hysteria, especially when it was confirmed that the 30-year-old did not show up to work on Monday.
Browns’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the receiver does not want to be traded and that it was just a heated social media exchange. As for him not showing up for work, he was dealing with a personal matter.
That’s all fine and dandy, but we still haven’t heard from Brown since the tweet. Until he shoots down any inklings of a trade desire, it’s still the last thing he’s publicly said.
There is also his track record of emotional behavior and how it will play out when the Steelers like try and discipline him, which will likely happen given the circus that has developed.
It has the bookmakers already formulating about the possibility of Brown being on the trade market an where he could possibly end up.
Here are the latest odds, via Bookmaker.eu:
Antonio Brown trade odds: Where will he play Nov. 15?
Cleveland Browns +1000
After trading away Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon in the past month, the Browns could use another big-time talent alongside Jarvis Landry.
Arizona Cardinals +1000
Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will soon make his NFL debut. He’ll need more than Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk to throw to as the Cardinals’ passing game ranks dead-last in the league.
Philadelphia Eagles +1600
The injury bug has swept through Philadelphia’s locker room, sidelining Mike Wallace, Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins.
Tennessee Titans +1600
Corey Davis is the only receiver to have more than six receptions through the first two weeks of the season. Marcus Mariota (or Blaine Gabbert) need a true No. 1 target especially with Delanie Walker out for the season.
Indianapolis Colts +2000
Andrew Luck’s passing game would look a lot more dangerous with Antonio Brown next to T.Y. Hilton.
Oakland Raiders +2000
While Jared Cook is flourishing at the tight end spot, Amari Cooper is carrying the wide receivers in Oakland.
San Francisco 49ers +2800
The 49ers’ passing attack has been pedestrian considering the golden boy Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t have a legitimate No. 1 target to rely on.
Pittsburgh Steelers -2000
Home, sweet home. But the Steelers need to get on the same page as their star.
Field – Any Other Team +1200