The drama is finally over. Antonio Brown is on the move to Oakland after being dealt by the Steelers on Saturday, concluding the saga surrounding the star wide receiver. 


With both Antonio Brown and LeVeon Bell now out of the picture in Pittsburgh, Mike Tomlin finds himself on the hot seat. The locker room culture for the Steelers is clearly an issue and Tomlin wasn't able to cool the tensions between players on the squad. Plus, the Steelers didn't make the playoffs this season and were knocked out early the previous season. 


If things go poorly for the Steelers in 2019, there's a real chance Tomlin will be let go.

The trade with the Raiders marks a new era in Pittsburgh as the team will attempt to move forward without the pair of polarizing offensive stars. Tomlin needs to bring in some talent during free agency, which will be difficult due to the $21 million dead cap hit Brown cost them. 


Tomlin's failure to minimize drama in Pittsburgh left the Steelers in a vulnerable position. The organization hopes to bounce back in the 2019 season and return to the playoffs. 

Tomlin has coached the Steelers since 2007, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory in his second year in command. His past credentials won't help him this year, however, and he will be banking on a successful season if he wants to keep his job.