The city of Pittsburgh is host to the NFL team known as the Steelers. They’re a historic team, spanning decades as one of the NFL’s most accomplished teams — winning five Super Bowls in total. They’ve had legendary head coaches like Chuck Knoll, and legendary players like Joe Greene. Hall of Famers galore, and teams of destiny.
But if you were to look at the current Steelers roster, you’d still find a pretty talented bunch. A two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, plus a two-headed All-Pro monster in Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. The latter are two players who are arguably the best at their position in the modern era. When they’r on the field, the offensive capabilities of Pittsburgh are nearly unmatched. When you take away one of those players, then the focus falls on the other to keep producing.
Bell has refused to suit up for the Steelers due to contract negotiations, and Brown recently responded to a former Steelers PR guy on Twitter accusing him of being a systematic player with the words no Steelers fan wants to hear: “Trade me.”
Now you don’t think they actually would, do you? Not for a second, right? It’s impossible to trade him. A player we all know and love who can catch the ball at any angle. Surely the Steelers wouldn’t ever give in to the demands of a player. But … what if they did? What if they sent Brown packing?
Now look, I firmly believe they wouldn’t trade Brown. Bell? Maybe, I believe tensions have reached a boil there. But, Brown? No way. Sometimes though, what we forget as fans is that the NFL is a business. They’re not here to hold your hand and see that you make millions of dollars. If you don’t have the talent, then you won’t last long playing.
And still, for fun, how would Brown look on another team? There’s NO team in the league that wouldn’t improve with him on their roster. Even at 30, Brown has shown no signs that he’s slowing down. Or as the experts put it, “he’s on the wrong side of 30,” which I’ve never been a fan of. Players’ bodies today are much different than those of yesteryear. He’s a four-time All-Pro… in consecutive seasons. He’s still damn good.
So without further ado, let’s look at how Brown would make your team a Super Bowl contender.
Brown going to the Cardinals would be the perfect way to usher out a future Hall of Famer in Larry Fitzgerald while bringing in another future Hall of Famer. The Cardinals on offense run solely through David Johnson, and that’s pretty much it.
Giving Sam Bradford a top target could help the Cardinals remain in contention with the NFC West.