The wait – and maybe the drama – is finally over.
According to ESPN and a social media post by Antonio Brown, the Steelers are sending the wide receiver to the Raiders.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter provides some details on the trade.
There is a verbal agreement for Antonio Brown to be traded to the Oakland Raiders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
Raiders are adding money to Antonio Brown’s deal: He now will have three years worth $50.125 million – with incentives to go to $54.125 million, per source.
Where there was no guaranteed money there’s now $30.125 million guaranteed, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
Raiders are trading a third- and a fifth-round pick to the Steelers for WR Antonio Brown, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
In the end, Antonio Brown converted the Steelers four-year extension at $17 million per year into what is now amounting to $19.8 million per year in new money.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
Antonio Brown has a new home and new money. The NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reports Brown will be the NFL’s highest paid wide receiver.
The Antonio Brown saga is finally nearing a close. Sources say the #Steelers are dealing AB to the #Raiders in exchange for a third round pick and a fifth round pick in this 2019 draft. Brown will also get a reworked contract that makes him the NFL’s highest paid WR.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
Contract details for new #Steelers WR Antonio Brown: 3 years, $50.125M, source said. Max value is 54.125M. He gets $30.125M guaranteed, more than the $0 he preciously had. The contract was he biggest hurdle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
Two years ago, the #Steelers gave Antonio Brown a deal worth $17M per year. This new deal takes that and turns it into a deal worth $19.8M per year. Essentially AB took the remaining $38.925M over the next 3 years and turned it into $50.125M… plus $4M incentives to $54.125M.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2019
We will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.