The Denver Broncos will reportedly be among teams to explore an Antonio Brown trade this offseason. Here’s why that deal would make sense.
Antonio Brown has seemingly played his last game as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. If that’s the case, the Denver Broncos should most definitely have interest in acquiring his services.
But why would a team want to bring in a receiver who basically just abandoned his team in their time of greatest need?
We’ll explore that, but it’s important to acknowledge the fact that what Brown just did to the Steelers is not sitting well with his peers around the league and certainly not with the team that drafted him back in 2010 and has seen him grow into the best player at his position.
In the link above, Emmanuel Sanders points out that he would never do what Brown did to his team regardless of the situation because he has respect for the players and coaches around him. He seemed to indicate that Brown has been given perhaps a little too much freedom by the Steelers’ organization to run whatever kind of show he wants, but early on in the video, Sanders doesn’t seem opposed to the idea of Brown coming to Denver, either.
The Steelers, according to Rap Sheet, are expected to listen to offers for Brown and if the starting bid is a second-round pick, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be teams lined up to get him.
Brown essentially abandoning his teammates and then walking around on the sideline in a fur coat is not the most appealing send-off to a new team, but the way that situation unfolded over time should not negate the type of hard worker Brown is and the time he has put in to perfect his craft.
With all of the drama and the way this season ended for both he and the Steelers, Brown had a career-high 15 touchdown catches at the age of 30. He’s a superstar.
Why should the Denver Broncos make every effort to acquire him? Perhaps better said — why does it make sense to go out and get him? Let’s take a look at a few reasons.