Cardinals Tackle Levi Brown is Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers
The deal broke this morning from Pro Football Talk that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to trade Levi Brown for a late round pick.
Steelers and Cardinals have agreed to a trade that will send LT Levi Brown. Done deal, pending physical.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 2, 2013
The trade comes as a bit of a shock since the Cardinals aren’t really known for making trades after the season starts, especially not when you are tied for second in the NFC West with hopes of moving up.
Details of the trade are still unknown but Levi’s contract will remain the same per Jason La Canfora
Hearing it will be a late round pick going from PIT and AZ for Levi Brown. Brown's contract will remain as is. Makes $4.75M this year…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 2, 2013
Levi Brown found himself behind the curve from the moment he stepped on the field when the Cardinals drafted him fifth before Adrian Peterson. There was a lot of pressure being that number five pick that Levi just was not able to live up to. Give credit to Steve Keim for having the guts to pull the trigger to get something in return for Levi after a disappointing career.
Cardinals fan’s (including myself) better hope that this trade doesn’t negatively impact the performance of the offensive line that has been performing “sub-par” this season so far.