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Didn't Antonio Brown just get paid?

Didn't Antonio Brown just get paid?

That was the first question that popped into my mind when I heard he wanted a new deal from the Steelers.

I remember the details: Mike Wallace wanted more money than the Steelers wanted to offer, so the Steelers turned around and signed Brown to a $43 million deal over six years.

That was 2012.

Today, we learned that Brown will skip offseason workouts in the hope of getting a new deal.

Honor your contract.

It's that simple.

Brown signed a deal that caused some people to scratch their heads at the time.

It looked like a great deal for Brown. And after two seasons, it looked like the Steelers made a terrific call with the long-term deal.

Brown had almost 1,700 yards receiving last year to go with 13 TD catches. That's a heck of a season.

However, in exchange for long-term security, Brown looks like a bargain today.

That's how it works. Or, at least that's how it's supposed to work.

Now Brown wanted paid early and now he wants paid big time.

I don't expect the Steelers to bend over backwards to work out a deal. They usually don't do that.

If they can make Brown happy AND save money with the salary cap, then something should get done.

Not sure that happens. Look for the Steelers to get a wide receiver in the draft.

And expect plenty of AB holdout stories in this offseason and into training camp.


  1. I agree. What exactly did the signature "Antonio Brown" mean on that contract? Did it have a contingency clause that specified "Tony makes $42+ Million to play football for the next five in Pittsburgh regardless if he's only 'decent' but he can tear up this agreement and demand more $ if he performs to his best and his best is excellent"? I guess this means his moniker "CUEUPU" now means "Chest up, eyes up, pay up!" After all, he wasn't an original member of "Young Money" for nothing.

  2. How about a draft-day trade? Bryant is ready to step up.


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