Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh, and maybe, just maybe, he will land with the Redskins.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Washington is among the teams most interested in trading for the Steelers wide receiver.
The three teams that have shown the most interest in wide receiver Antonio Brown to date are the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans, per league sources. Thus, the battle for Brown could develop into a battle between Grudens, Jon and Jay.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 2, 2019
The Redskins very clearly need help at wide receiver. The team had no wideout with more than 45 catches last season and could lose Jamison Crowder in free agency.
Brown has had at least 100 catches and more than 1,200 yards each of the last six seasons. He’s made the NFL All Pro team four times.
If Brown isn’t the best receiver in pro football, he’s in the top three.
Washington has draft capital to possibly pull off a trade. The team holds four picks in the top 100 selections, including two third-rounders.
Brown will likely want a new or highly restructured contract as well. The Redskins would have to do some salary cap jujitsu to bring Brown in, but for a star player it might be worth it.
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