Antonio Brown may have finally gotten his way. His social media crusade to force a trade from the Steelers appears to have worked.
Brown tweeted Tuesday he met with owner Art Rooney II, they “cleared the air,” and the two agreed it was time for the seven-time Pro Bowler to move on. ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the meeting shortly after, saying Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and exec Omar Kahn also were present at the meeting.
Now the Steelers need to find a trade partner for Brown, who is under contract through 2021 but wants a new deal with big, guaranteed money attached to it. The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reported that the Steelers agreed to work on a trade, but Brown and his camp do not have permission to speak to teams themselves.
The drama began in Week 17, when the disgruntled Brown skipped a walkthrough prior to a matchup with the Bengals and got into an incident with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. That has led to a series of tweets and Instagram posts from the wide receiver wanting to get dealt. On Monday night, he posted a video telling teams to call him if they were interested and asking to be referred to as “Mr. Big Chest.”
It appears to be finally paying off for him.