Antonio Brown has been one of the most watched offensive players of this NFL off-season, and after a failed trade between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills, Brown is now moving to the Bay in what has been described as a verbal agreement with the Oakland Raiders, says KNBR Sports.
Confirming these early rumors, Brown's social media account posted an altered image with his number on a Raider's jersey, suggesting that AB will be moving to the Bay in the Raiders final year in Oakland
According to NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the prized wide receiver is being traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders for third- and fifth-round draft pick, converting Brown's four-year contract extension with the Steelers, valued at $17 million per year, into what is will now be a new $19.8 million annually with the Raiders.
In the end, Antonio Brown converted the Steelers four-year extension at $17 million per year into what is now amounting to $19.8 million per year in new money.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
"AB," as he is affectionately known by his fans, is now 30. Forgoing his senior year of college at Central Michigan, Brown entered the league one year early and was picked by the Steelers in the sixth round, as the 195th the overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Since that time, he has not only proven himself to be a breakout star, but Steelers jersey #84 has been seen in seven pro bowls and placed on eight all-pro teams.
The question going forward should be whether or not Antonio Brown will be able to extend his top tier stats with an Oakland Raiders team that has been struggling both offensively and defensively, in addition to working through some reported locker room drama.
Photo: Mitchell Pantzke via Twitter