The Antonio Brown saga took its latest turn this week, as the Steelers star WR officially asked to be traded from the team. 


Now, with Pittsburgh likely looking to move on from the seven-time Pro Bowler, one team to keep an eye on in the sweepstakes will be the New England Patriots. Naturally.

Remember how desperate the Pats were midseason, inking Josh Gordon to a deal before his status with the league came into question. In a similar vein, Brown would instantly upgrade the passing attack and would provide some necessary help to maximize the Pats championship window, with Tom Brady now another year older.

In 15 games with the Steelers last season, Brown posted just shy of 1,300 receiving yards to pair with a league-leading 15 TDs. 

Add this man to an offense already with Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Sony Michel, and James White, the Pats should feel pretty comfortable going into the 2019 season.

Taking on Brown would definitely be a rather large investment, for any team across the league, as he carries roughly a $22 million cap hit for the 2019 season, along with roughly $18 million for 2020. In other words, trading for Brown would definitely cap strap the Patriots.

However, the Patriots could have some cap room to work with. Set to have roughly $26 million in space for the offseason, and with some reworked contracts, Bill Belichick and Co. could easily get this done.

Should Brown head to Foxborough, expect the Pats to be right back atop the race for their seventh ring.