Antonio Brown is still a member of the Steelers, but maybe not for long.
Antonio Brown’s drama with the Pittsburgh Steelers has seemed headed for a split for a while. The seven-time Pro Bowl receiver has had a very public spat with the team that drafted him in 2010, and now he’s saying goodbye.
Brown posted a highlights video Tuesday on Twitter and Instagram with the message “Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward.......... #NewDemands.”
For now, Brown is still a member of the Steelers.
Antonio Brown has not been traded nor has he been released. But Brown wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2019
He’s been pushing for a split with Pittsburgh since the end of the 2018 season. A trade would be difficult due to his age and salary, but the Steelers have sounded like a party willing to do business.
Meanwhile, Brown’s goodbye to Pittsburgh isn’t that out of the ordinary for a player who has done his best to stir things up in the last couple months. He even posted an edited photo of himself in a 49ers jersey.
His post probably doesn’t mean a trade is imminent. But it’s more indication that a messy divorce for Brown and the Steelers is on the way.