Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown announced he would like to leave Pittsburgh behind.
Brown posted a video on his Twitter account Tuesday saying goodbye to Steelers fans:
Mutiple media outlets report Tuesday Brown has officially requested a trade from the Steelers.
Antonio Brown has not been traded nor has he been released. But Brown wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2019
What does the Antonio Brown song mean? Not much new. The #Steelers WR has requested a trade and would like a fresh start, source said, but the team has not yet granted that request.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 12, 2019
Antonio Brown is contracted through the 2021 season. According to ESPN, he is due salaries of more than $11 million per year for the next three years. If the Steelers trade Brown before March 17, the team will absorb more than $21 million toward its salary cap. If traded after March 17, the team will absorb more than $23 million toward the salary cap.