The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, as first reported by... well, Brown himself.
☠️☠️☠️ #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/ul6lIVk9dE— Antonio Brown (@AB84) March 10, 2019
The Raiders sent a 2019 third-round pick and fifth-round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for Brown, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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
The Raiders are also adding guaranteed money to Brown’s current three-year deal, per Schefter.
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.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
Where there was no guaranteed money there’s now $30.125 million guaranteed, per source.
We first speculated that Brown could potentially land with the Raiders back on March 4. Based on various reports, the Raiders maintained interest throughout the past few weeks and were the odds-on favorites all along.
Now, Brown will face the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes twice a year.
What if I told you you’re already 0-2 https://t.co/FoaR5oa6GR— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) March 10, 2019
Over the past six years, Brown has averaged 114 receptions, 1,524 yards, and 11 touchdowns per season. He has averaged 6.3 catches and 93.8 yards per game in six career regular-season games against the Chiefs. He has four touchdowns in those games.