Disgruntled Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown could be digging himself into a hole tweet-by-tweet.
According to NBC Sports' Peter King, the more AB airs out his dirty laundry with Pittsburgh, "the more he scares off potential suitors."
Good morning. My Monday column is up:https://t.co/BfEv086AmK— Peter King (@peter_king) February 18, 2019
I think Kyler Murray’s play from the pocket, and how Lincoln Riley coached him to stay there, will be one of the pre-draft revelations.
The longtime NFL writer mentions specifically that he knows without a doubt, beyond speculation, that this is the case for one team that is interested in Brown.
AB took to his Twitter over the weekend to slam Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his lack of respect and "owner mentality," liking several tweets in the process that painted his QB in a highly negative light.
No conflict just a matter of respect! Mutual respect! He has a owner mentality like he can call out anybody including coaches. Players know but they can’t say anything about it otherwise they meal ticket gone. It’s a dirty game within a game. #truth https://t.co/MsSyBVd3Ny— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 16, 2019
He also had some words that were aimed at head coach Mike Tomlin:
After the coach tell the team I quit while nursing some bumps then invite me to watch the show with same guys thinking I quit i can not stand with that! I’m the bad guy doe we miss post season think about it https://t.co/imrJ8jnnBc— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 16, 2019
AB had made it clear that he no longer wants to be a Pittsburgh Steeler. The 31-year-old receiver is coming off of a season in which he racked up 15 touchdowns and 1,297 receiving yards on 104 receptions.
Brown is clearly one of the best receivers (if not, the best receiver) in the NFL, but his recent behavior both on the field and off is enough to raise questions from teams looking to acquire him.
At least those teams can take solace in the fact that he's likely lowering his price.