In case it wasn't already clear, Antonio Brown really, really wants to come to the Bay Area.
The latest evidence comes from former 49ers wide receiver Terrell Owens.
During a Friday interview on NFL Network, Owens was asked about Brown's future and revealed that he's spoken to the disgruntled Steelers wide receiver in recent weeks.
"Obviously, the cat's out of the bag because Jerry Rice has mentioned some things about him being in a 49ers uniform," Owens said on NFL Total Access. "When I spoke to him, I thought we were just discussing some possible options, but he kept asking 'Yo, how's the Bay Area?' And I'm like, 'It was nice when I played there.' I'm like, 'They have Jimmy [Garoppolo] there.' I'm like, 'You have a great quarterback to complement what you do on the football field.'
"And he kept asking me, 'What's the Bay Area like?' Well, it's sunny, it's shiny, they have a great quarterback, management is starting to turn around, they have a new stadium there. And he's a guy that's very smart and savvy, and he'll be in Silicon Valley. And with AB, business will be booming."
Rice said two weeks ago that Brown wants to be a 49er "really badly." Recent reporting from NFL Media's Mike Garafolo suggests there's no sense the 49ers will pursue the All-Pro wide receiver, though.
Over the last few weeks, Brown has hinted at his desire to join the 49ers on his social media accounts. The latest came Friday when Brown posted a Photoshopped image of himself in a 49ers uniform embracing Rice.
No trades can happen until the new league year starts in mid-March, but one executive told ESPN that the trade market for Brown will be "small but strong."
In case Brown is reading this, the high temperature in San Francisco on Satutday is 63 degrees. In Pittsburgh, the high will be 28 degrees.