Antonio Brown is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL but is also one of the biggest distractions with his performance this season. Pittsburgh has some major salary cap hurdles to want to clear in order to move Brown, and it remains to be seen if they will do that. If they are, a few teams make sense.
History has not been kind to teams that employ these diva receivers, that is why there are only four teams that should look to trade for him.
San Francisco 49ers
If Jimmy Garoppolo comes back healthy with superstar in the making tight end George Kittle, Brown’s addition would quickly turn the 49ers into one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL. San Franciso is in dire need of a top-level wide receiver. This past season their leader in yards at the position was Kendrick Bourne with just 487. On paper, Kyle Shanahan would utilize Brown as well as anyone. What the 49ers would offer for Brown is where things get complicated. Would San Francisco be willing to part with, and would the Steelers accept an early second round pick in the next draft?