Everybody take a deep breath. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions and information in Phoenix recently. Will the Cardinals draft Nick Bosa #1 overall? Would the Cardinals really take a shot by drafting Kyler Murray with that coveted #1 pick? What does that mean for Josh Rosen? Would they keep both quarterbacks? Would they get enough value to warrant trading Rosen after just one season quarterbacking for a bad team? I know. It’s been a lot.
I’m sorry, but I’m not going to stop the train now. With how I set it up, you thought I would. I won’t. Why wouldn’t the Arizona Cardinals at least poke around the idea of trading Josh Rosen for Antonio Brown? Before calling me a click bait yearner or idiot football troll, breathe. And listen.
What do the Steelers want? Two things for all intents and purposes: Antonio Brown out of town and getting as much as they can for him. What do the Cardinals want? One thing: Relevancy. With both of those as the foundation for my argument, here it goes:
The Arizona Cardinals hired a head coach who loves Kyler Murray. IF the Cardinals decide in house that they want Kyler Murray moving forward, trading for Antonio Brown yields more talent than ANY draft picks they’d get. Why? Antonio Brown is a top 3 receiver in the NFL right now. Why trade for potential when the potential has already been realized in the target of this plausible trade?
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a diva problem. No, they don’t listen to too much Aretha or Gladys. Antonio Brown needs to be out of their black and yellow jersey ASAP. Ben Roethlisberger has hinted at retirement myriad times at this point and their backups leave something to be desired. The Steelers have strengths offensively, namely their offensive line and offensive scheme that has proven to be of the “Rock Star” movie mentality: plug in new players into the holes vacated by stars and those unnamed players will turn into stars. If you haven’t seen the Mark Wahlberg movie ‘Rock Star,” you’re doing yourself a disservice.
In summation, Josh Rosen for Antonio Brown isn’t as outside of the realm of possibility as it seems at first glance. Both players fill the needs for their trade partner and both teams need to move fast if Kyler Murray is to be drafted at #1 and if Antonio Brown bleaches any more of his facial hair.