Antonio Brown is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but he could be moonwalking his way right out of Pittsburgh.

Brown made more than a mistake when he broadcasted live from his team’s locker room after a playoff win, and it could cost him more, including a lucrative contract.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Brown’s antics have been “wearing thin” on his teammates and coaches, creating a situation where the Steelers might consider walking away.
Brown’s antics are wearing thin on some of his teammates and certainly his coaches. He has one year left on his contract and they promised him this would be the year they negotiate an extension for him. What will he want and what will they be willing to pay? Brown has them over one large barrel.

While Brown may ruffle some feelings, he never let it affect his play and he remains one of the hardest workers on the team — and has not missed a game to injury the past four seasons, except for the concussion sustained in the 2015 postseason.

Without Brown, the Steelers really have no receivers they can count on. And drafting even a good one guarantees nothing.

Nope, it would appear they have to swallow hard, sign him and hope he continues to perform as one of the NFL’s best receivers as he turns 29, and that his antics are limited to those they can live with.
Brown has never been a vocal point of concern before now, but that doesn’t mean the Steelers won’t take a hard look at doing something else.

Various reports suggest that Brown is a stats chaser, who has been told to tone it down on more than one occasion. It will be hard to move on from a guy who just put up numbers consisting of 106 catches for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2016.

Brown was promised a new deal before, so we’ll see where the Steelers turn from here.

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