- Relationship with Pittsburgh has soured over past season
- Steelers also facing loss of star running back Le’Veon Bell
Antonio Brown, arguably the most dominant wide receiver in the NFL over the past decade, has stated his desire to leave the Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN reported shortly afterwards that he has officially asked the team for a trade.
On Tuesday afternoon, the 30-year-old tweeted a video containing highlights of his Steelers career along with a message saying: “Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years…time to move on and forward”. Brown is under contract for another three years and the Steelers reportedly would want at least a first-round pick and several other selections for the receiver.