Last night Adam Schefter broke the story that the Titans are 1 of 3 teams that the most active in the pursuit of Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown. The other two teams in the mix are the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. That wasn’t something that I was expecting to break as I was falling asleep on the couch watching New Amsterdam.
Let’s take a look at what acquiring Antonio Brown would cost the Titans from the perspective of his contract. My good friend Zach, who runs the Football and other F Words Twitter account, posted an excellent breakdown of the remaining years on Brown’s contract:
Here’s everything you need to know for IF the #Titans trade for Mr. Big Chest, @AB84! How it affects the #Steelers and it affects us. Simplified here is his cap hit:— Football ...and other F words (@FWordsPod) March 2, 2019
Let’s get him pic.twitter.com/lcGCgumII5
That number is by no means going to break the Titans in 2019 or beyond. The more I think about the Titans acquiring Brown, the most I like it.
The biggest issue remaining for me is how does he fit in the Titans locker room. That part of it does worry me quite a bit with everything that has gone down in Pittsburgh, but I do think that is something that Mike Vrabel could manage. As someone pointed out on Twitter (I can’t find it now), Vrabel was with the Patriots when they traded for Randy Moss back in 2007 under pretty similar circumstances. He saw how that was managed and could implement a similar plan here.
Oh, and the Patriots got Moss for a 4th. If Jon Robinson could pull that off....