The Arizona Cardinals have to upgrade their receiver room but it should not include Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown wants to be traded. If the Steelers are to trade him, it will likely be to an NFC team. Who needs receivers in the NFC more than the Cardinals?
Here’s the thing. Brown is a fantastic receiver, among the games’ best. Many teams would love to have an Antonio Brown on their team.
The Cardinals however are trying to get younger. They are going through a year by year thing now with Fitzgerald. Fitz will be 36 just before the start of the season.
Brown is currently 30, turns 31 this summer. Certainly has a number of years left in him if he stays healthy, which for the most part in his career, he has.
Would the Cardinals really want to go through something in the next few years where they have to guess if Brown will return or not? It’s time to get younger talent.
There is also the case of money. The man will not come cheap. If the Cardinals were to trade for him, you could possibly be talking about their first round pick. Not a good idea either.
Then there is the issue of personality and character. Brown quit on his teammates in Pittsburgh at the end of last season, at least that’s what some believe.
If things were to go south on the field, would Brown once again ask for a trade? Based on the current situation, I’d say the chances are fair.
While it is fun to dream how well Brown and Fitz would get along on the field and how much he could add to the Cardinals defense, don’t fool yourselves. There is a better chance Brown stays in Pittsburgh than migrate to the desert.