Antonio Brown's wish of getting out of Pittsburgh could soon come to fruition.
The Steelers are expected to trade their star wide receiver by Friday, sources have told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Teams that have spoken to the Steelers about a potential Antonio Brown trade have been told that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2019
As the market for Brown heats up, new teams are entering the sweepstakes. There are three new "mystery" teams going after Brown, sources told NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, but the Cardinals and Jets are out.
The Antonio Brown sweepstakes are heating up: Sources say the #Steelers have begun telling teams that this is moving quickly and to give their best offers ASAP. This could wrap up soon. 3 new teams have jumped in the last 48 hours. Meanwhile, #Jets, #AZCardinals are out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2019
Will Brown be in the Bay before we know it? The Raiders reportedly have shown plenty of interest in adding the All-Pro wide receiver, and NBC Sports' Peter King even called the Silver and Black the best fit for him.
"It would be great to add a guy like that to your team, talent like that," Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said on the possibility of adding Brown.
Though he doesn't have final say, it appears Brown would rather be on the 49ers than the Raiders. He's gone to great lengths to make it clear.
Brown has posted photos of himself in a photoshopped 49ers jersey. He's followed nearly every player on the roster on social media. George Kittle tried recruiting him, and even Jerry Rice has lobbied for him.
At the end of February, it sounded like 49ers GM John Lynch wasn't exactly on the same page as people like Kittle and Rice, saying he hasn't spoken to the Steelers about a trade.
Brown is on his way out of Pittsburgh. Hold tight, he could be in the Bay soon.