Within the aftermath of Antonio Brown being dealt from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders one day spherical Saturday night slipping into Sunday morning, questions peaceable abound.
As for a technique all of it came to be, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus supplied about a nuggets as to how things performed out on Sunday — and sooner than that — on the NFL Network’s Free Agent Frenzy.
“The alternate talks had been ongoing for moderately one day now. Things in spite of everything heated up with the Raiders about Forty eight hours ago,” Rosenhaus talked about. “The Steelers gave the Raiders permission to voice with us. It appears the Steelers and the Raiders reached an agreement on compensation, and as everyone knows, since Antonio used to be going to be traded, we were searching to alter his contract.”
In a deal that’s no longer be legitimate till Wednesday afternoon when the NFL’s original calendar year kicks off, Brown will doubtless be traded in alternate for the Raiders’ third- and fifth-spherical picks. The All-Respectable circulation-catcher will even have a brand original deal in place.
In accordance with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, it is for three years and $50.125 million with a max worth of $54.125 million, with $30.125 assured.
While telling the NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano that he and his consumer were searching to alter their contract, he used to be then asked whether or no longer the alternate would have attain to fruition without reworking the contract.
“Quite than going through hypotheticals, let me correct recount it labored out gigantic, it used to be a steal-steal on memoir of you’re beautiful, [Raiders coach] Jon Gruden used to be a gargantuan allotment of this, as used to be [Raiders quarterback] Derek Carr,” Rosenhaus talked about. “Absolutely, Antonio is a gigantic receiver, one in every of the upper of all-time, nonetheless it completely’s laborious to attain your potential within the occasion you establish no longer want an offensive coach or quarterback that would possibly perhaps perhaps allow you to acquire. We’re thankful that Antonio bought a brand original contract.
“In case you play for thus decades with Ben Roethlisberger, I ponder it be notable that you continue to have a good quarterback play.”
The downfall of Brown’s relationship with Roethlisberger used to be on the forefront of the divide between the well-known particular person receiver and the Pittsburgh franchise. And in Rosenhaus’ plan, it used to be an irreparable relationship, at that.
“Antonio had 9 gigantic years and that’s the explanation potentially longer than Ninety 9 p.c of the fellows within the league,” Rosenhaus talked about. “It used to be an out of this world love affair between Antonio and the Steelers. We labored on two contract extensions, he used to be a sixth-spherical pick, he had unparalleled success, nonetheless in spite of everything on the pause of the year things fell apart. Antonio in spite of everything felt it can perhaps well be in his splendid interests — and we talked about it — to acquire a fresh birth. It’s in spite of everything all that it used to be. Appropriate for him to have a brand original relationship with a brand original group. Things bought strained there; it can perhaps well be greater to begin over. Those 9 years were gigantic nonetheless the ending used to be tough, and it used to be time to circulation on. We’re thankful that the Steelers were able to acquire compensation for him and all people wins right here.”
So Brown would possibly perhaps perhaps no longer play for the Steelers?
Did the Payments also descend into that category? Buffalo used to be reportedly shut to a deal to develop the Pittsburgh’s prodigal son leisurely Thursday, nonetheless that fell through.
When asked what took place and whether or no longer Brown did not want to circulation there, Rosenhaus did his splendid matador impact.
“I’m no longer certain. I ponder that’s … [Bills general manager] Brandon Beane came out with a in spite of everything eloquent assertion,” Rosenhaus talked about. “He talked about they looked into it with the Steelers and they also determined to no longer pursue the alternate and we admire that. So the Payments determined it wasn’t a gigantic match for them and it correct did not work out. We moved on and started speaking to the Raiders and Antonio is amazingly cheerful to be in Oakland.”
When pressed as as to whether or no longer Brown figured out Buffalo an undesirable shuttle place, the agent talked about it wasn’t as a lot as A.B.
“You know what, I don’t know that there used to be ever an chance for us, moderately frankly,” Rosenhaus talked about. “We never bought in that place. It in spite of everything wasn’t one thing that used to be as a lot as us to get. I don’t ponder the Steelers and the Payments were able to work one thing out.”
And so the A.B. saga heads west; it be departing Pittsburgh, fending off Buffalo and venturing to the left wing for Oakland. On the least for a season, then A.B. heads to Las Vegas.