The team nobody wants just obtained a wide receiver everyone would love to have. Antonio Brown is now a member of the couchsurfing Raiders. The Raiders franchise is far removed from its glory days of the late 70’s/early 80’s and resurrection of the early 2000’s. Since 2002 the Raiders have had exactly one winning season, the bright side is it came rather recently in 2016 when the team went 12-4.
Brown, who will be 31 coming into the 2019 season, is expressing great optimism and excitement about the next chapter of his career, even though his new team might be playing on the grounds of a group home in within the next few seasons, earlier tweeting a picture of him dawning the silver and black.
Even though the Raiders haven’t been winning on the field they’ve definitely been winning in the front office as they have been aggressive in their rebuild;
2018: After receiving a slew of draft picks from the Chicago Bears for LB Khalil Mack, the Raiders decided to take advantage of the elderly with the Amari Cooper trade which sent Cooper to Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Dallas’ No. 1 pick in 2019.
2019: 1st year GM Mike Mayock, who by the way has never held a NFL front office job, rakes the Steelers over the coals and exchanges the 2019 3rd(66th) and 5th(142) round picks for a No.1 receiver whom in 9 seasons has amassed 837 rec, 11,207 rec yards, and 74 TDs in 130 games played.
Although the Steelers will make it closer to the playoffs, they will be dealing with the rectal pain of being keistered with $21 million in dead cap from a contract restructure. This will no doubt have Steelers nation contemplating which of Pittsburgh’s 446 bridges they should jump off.