Antonio Brown did not suit up for the Steelers Week 17 game against the Bengals and recent reports suggest that it was due to an altercation he had with a teammate during practice earlier in the week. This isn't the first time Brown has gotten into an argument with his teammates and perhaps it's an indication that the superstar receiver is unhappy in Pittsburgh.
To put more life into that rumor, he exchanged in a quick conversation on Twitter with 49ers tight end George Kittle. While nothing was really said in the exchange, it certainly doesn't bode well for Steelers fans who are hoping Brown returns to the team in 2019.
Kittle started things.
And Brown responded.
Then Richard Sherman got involved.
Clearly the players have respect for one another's talent and while nothing is clear to come from this, it could be an indication that the two 49ers are thinking about teaming up with AB. The 49ers have a lot of cap space to use this offseason so perhaps they decide to make a trade to land Brown from the Steelers.
Brown has three years remaining on his four-year, $68 million contract with the Steelers but there is a chance that he ends up being traded before his contract is up.
Brown could be a solid fit for a 49ers team that is lacking in wide receiving talent, and the combination of him paired with Kittle, an emerging star TE, could cause opposing defenses headaches in coverage.