Brown provides update after meeting with Steelers owner.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Antonio Brown have agreed on something: It is time to move on.
Steelers owner Art Rooney II recently made a trip to Florida to meet with the disgruntled star wide receiver, who revealed on social media today that they "cleared the air" on several issues but ultimately decided a trade is what's best for both parties.
Brown, who now wants to be referred to as 'Mr. Big Chest,' is still under contract with the Steelers through 2021.
Although the team has agreed to explore trade options, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Brown and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, do not have permission to speak with other teams.
In a video posted to Instagram Live earlier this week, the 30-year old Pro Bowler outlined exactly what he's looking for in a new team - guaranteed money.
“If your squad want to win and you squad want a hungry wide receiver whose the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone,” Brown says (H/T Pro Football Talk).
“Tell them I ain’t doing no unguarantees. I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL. . . . I think I done everything. What y’all think? What’s left for me to do? Win a Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right? . . . If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me, tell them to call me.”
In 15 games with the Steelers last year, Brown caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and a career-high 15 touchdowns. He has expressed a strong desire to play for the San Francisco 49ers, but they won't be the only team bidding for his services this off-season.