Antonio Brown makes it clear he wants new team, guaranteed money

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Antonio Brown has taken his quest to move to a new team to a machine that always remains in place.

The Steelers receiver published a video on Monday while doing cardio on an elliptical device. And he made three things clear during the session.

First, he wants any interested team to call him. (That, of course, would be tampering if any team does that.) Second, he wants guaranteed money, something he currently doesn’t have. (And, yes, he claimed over the weekend that his quest for a new team isn’t about money.)

Brown also hints at one point that he may be done with pro football.

“If your squad want to win and you squad want a hungry wide receiver whose the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone,” Brown says. “Tell them I ain’t doing no unguarantees. I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL. . . . I think I done everything. What y’all think? What’s left for me to do? Win a Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right? . . . If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me, tell them to call me.”

Third, and perhaps most importantly, Brown said he now wants to be known not as “A.B.” but as “Mr. Big Chest.”

It’s the latest step in what has become an obsession to get out of Pittsburgh, a city to which he officially said goodbye a week ago. The Steelers meanwhile have shown no inclination to trade him, which means that the Steelers have yet to get an offer that has prompted them to do a tentative deal for the ninth-year receiver.

Based on his recent tweets and videos, they possibly never will.

151 responses to “Antonio Brown makes it clear he wants new team, guaranteed money

  1. Mr Big Chest?!

    Has he seriously lost his mind? I’m a Steelers fan, and I can not comprehend how much this guy has changed! He’s clinically insane at this point.

  2. The first thing he should do is take some money and sign up for English classes.

    And he wants to be known as “Mr. Big Chest”??????? Wow. It’s obvious that Brown needs to lay down on a couch and get some serious help.

  3. If I were the Steelers, especially Art Rooney I would tell Brown that he has three years left on his contract, he will show up for camp and be done with it. Brown has no power here, they can choose to not dress him on game days and let him stew. Giving in to him would only make it worse.

  4. By the day, the probability any team wants him is cratering towards zero. Instead of calling him “Mr Big Chest”, I am going to call him “Mr Small Brain”.

  5. The more he keeps up with all this, the less his value is. Does he not have an agent reminding him of this obvious fact? Unbeeweebable!

  6. Doesn’t he have 3 years left on a contract he chose to sign? If you want more guarantees, setup the contract that way.

    This man is an idiot.

  7. To be fair, the Steelers are a trainwreck, an organization still huffing the stench of its past glories, its coach is less respected than Spam, and it’s franchise QB is a melodramatic maniac with a criminal past. I wouldn’t want to be there either.

  8. The extent to which Antonio Brown will go to get attention knows no limits. I can’t imagine how any team, no matter how desperate, would take him at this point. Call me “Mr. Big Chest” is hilarious. Ocho Cinco’s got nothing on Brown.

  9. The latest episode of “As the Prima Donna Receiver Turns”.

    Sponsored by Ambien the stuff dreams are made of.

  10. His ego has gone off the reservation, a cancer for any team. A great talent who couldn’t put his own needs and desires aside for one game. It is a team game , not for quitters ! Bye Felicia

  11. You ain’t done EVERYTHING yet. You’ve failed to take elementary grammar. One of the main emphasis’ from the NFL is the education of it’s players. How’d you even get in?

  12. Time may have eroded my memory but this guy has surpassed TO as most self-aggrandizing diva wideout of all time. He also seems to be on some serious gear, TO was at least sober. This guy has absolutely zero self awareness.

  13. Dig in or give up? Teams aren’t going to be offering Pittsburgh 1st round picks for this guy, he’s burning bridges and then burning the ashes of those bridges. Plus he’s on the wrong side of 30.

  14. Who’s advising him?

    This is heading down to a “Whatever happened to….” situation.
    The Steelers are stuck with him.

    If I were them I’d do what others have suggested.
    Suspend him for any infraction, no matter how dinky. Make sure it will hold up
    when the NFLPA gets involved.

    No one in their right mind is going to want this mess.

  15. Another idiot who thinks the fans route for the player. They route for the team genius. That’s why power plays like this don’t work. Please trade him to the JETS or Buffalo.

  16. His value right now is as a one-year rental since any sane team would cut him if he threatens to hold out for more guaranteed money.

  17. You know how sometimes a veteran player goes to a new team with the hopes of winning a ring. The player might go to a team you despise but if they win you still are happy for that veteran player.

    This isn’t one of those cases.

  18. Maybe he could take some of what he has already earned and take some English lessons. Just goes to show college football is a joke, most of those players don’t be going to no edumucation classes

  19. Looks like T.O. has mentored Brown just about as everyone expected. Things are going pretty much the way most of us predicted when we found out that Brown was listening to T.O. It’s sad to see a young man with so much physical talent get suckered into looking and acting like a pompous jerk. Here’s a prediction: things are not going to unfold the way “Mr. Big Chest” wants or expects them to go. I have a feeling that he may be 1) sitting out the year; 2) getting traded to a bottom feeder team; or 3) staying in Pittsburgh and continuing this bizarre behavior. Time will tell…

  20. Antonio Brown….Kyler Murray….Antonio Brown….Kyler Murray….Antonio Brown….Kyler Murray….Antonio Brown….

    Anything else going on these days?

  21. So. Terrell Owen’s may be his mentor after all. Haha. VIDEO on an elliptical. WOW. ORIGINAL.

    I hate to be Rooney visiting the guy. If he has not, I say, feign a tummy ache. That conversation would be too painful to sit through.

  22. The one thing that I don’t understand is the sports talking heads hammering Ben for calling Brown out. But for years Ben has taken the blame for loses and rarely called out teammates.
    But Brown has shown up Ben and other QB’s on a regular bases. Maybe Ben just got tired of Brown’s antics and did to Brown what Brown has done for years. Not saying it’s right.

    Following Owen’s “Burn the bridge playbook” chapter and verse may not net him the results he wants.

    But I am looking forward to seeing Brown working out in his driveway and Drew’s “NEXT QUESTION” response to a question he doesn’t want to answer.

  23. More like…

    “if your squad wants to win and you want an egomaniac receiver who quits and doesn’t show up to a week 17 game when you still have a realistic shot at the playoffs with a win… hit up my phone.”

    Someone check this guy into a mental institution.

  24. What a flaming idiot diva AB has become.
    What’s an “unguarantee” AB? The Steelers paid you what you wanted and now you want more….honor your contract!
    AB = GREEDY.

  25. Time for all nfl teams to stick together and not sign these dumb idiots, see how long it takes for them to get the message. act like a human being or go live with the animals.

  26. There is nothing wrong with teams not wanting people like this. I can see another collusion suit when this, um man, is left on the sidelines. I am for a team designation that allows a team to place these guys inactive for the balance of the contract and not count against salary cap. Are not we, the paying public, not tired of these antics

  27. Brown also hints at one point that he may be done with pro football.

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    Too bad that’s not today.

  28. Belichick is probably the only HC in the NFL capable of shutting divas up and rehabbing their reputation, but you’ll have to lose the ego, ditch social media, be all-in and only expect a payday after he’s taken you to a SB. Prob all too much for AB who I fear will continue to wreck his life.

  29. “If your squad want to win and you squad want a hungry wide receiver whose the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone,” Brown says. “Tell them I ain’t doing no unguarantees. I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL

    @@@&&&&&&&&&

    Central Michigan is just beaming with pride at the education they provided to AB.

  30. Maybe AB needs to go back and finish college. Maybe take a few classes in remedial reading, English composition and not being a dickhead. Maybe.

  31. Figured that was what it was all about, all along. All the BS about being mad at BR, Tomlin etc was manufactured. He knows his window for the big guaranteed money deal is nearly closed, and if he completes the contract with the Steelers, it will be slammed shut. Even though it would be completely dead money, after seeing this video, I hope the Steelers just pay him to stay home, not give him what he wants. At this point, they will see diminishing returns on AB anyway, I think it might be more satisfying to make him miserable. At least that is my initial thought, especially after watching that video. Lol

  32. Steelers fans, where you at? I’m not even trying to twist the knife, serious question: how pissed are you guys with the current state of affairs? Whole 2018 season got torpedoed by Bell refusing to play, causing you to miss the playoffs altogether. The Patriots end up going on a championship run that you guys don’t even get a say in trying to stop. Steelers absolutely could have had the 2-seed at full strength with the Pats regular season going how it did. With the Pats win, they’ve now got a share of your proudest record, the most Super Bowl championships as a franchise. Now Ben and AB can’t get along, you gotta wonder how Tomlin is still working in that locker room as an authority, Bell is definitely gone, and it now seems like Brown is a certainty too. Smith-Schuster can play but it’s a different dynamic without one (usually AB, I’d assume) commanding double coverage. All this with Ben’s window closing.

    Full disclosure, I’m a Pats fan, but I swear I’m just asking in seriousness, not to taunt. You guys must be HEATED.

  33. He’s getting annoying.. this is what happand TO starts to hang with someone and speak for them. Exactly why no one wants him around

  34. Wow. If he wants to be traded so badly, he might consider not sabotaging the trade so badly. I can just visualize his agent face-palming when he saw this video. Amazing to the point of delusional.

  35. Wow this dude has some serious issues. Can’t wait to watch his implosion reach its critical mass.

  36. This guy is so much worse than TO. At least he said stuff to McNabb’s face. Talking about Big Ben after he leaves is soft as hell

  37. He’s certainly going about it the right way. Abandon your team? Check. Slam the franchise QB in public? Check. Become a social media diva? Check. Make yourself a pariah to the fans of your team? Check.

    What owner, Pres and GM wouldn’t want to add that to the mix?

  38. Just think about the haul of picks the Steelers could have landed, by trading Le’Veon Bell and “Mr. Big Chest” at this time last year.

  39. Someone is telling him this behavior is a good idea.

    Or maybe no one is telling him it’s a bad idea.

    Either way, everyone here in Pittsburgh is eager for AB to move on.

  40. What Superbowl caliber team is going to want this headcase? He has the talent, but… Moss was a headcase but it was because he wanted to win. OBJ is a headcase but that is supposedly because he wants to win. This person is too full of himself.

  41. This guy is untradeable.

    Terrell Owens is a moron. You don’t give out guaranteed money to a soon to be 32 year old WR.

    If it’s guaranteed money, it won’t be a lot.

  42. Ask T.O. how this approach derailed the last 5 years of his career. Not to smart AB. Not to smart at all twerk.

  43. Yeah, this will impress owners, NOT. This clown is making the case for weekly contracts so you can cut him quickly and easily with minimal expense as he screws up the locker room.

  44. Geez after reading this, I said to my self ; AB sounds like he’s making hostage demands in a standoff.

  45. v2787 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 7:16 am
    Looks like T.O. has mentored Brown just about as everyone expected.

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    I am starting to believe T.O. may have an insidious plan here. Make Antonio look so ridiculous and unhinged that by comparison T.O. looks pretty tame

  46. Steelers fans, where you at? I’m not even trying to twist the knife, serious question: how pissed are you guys with the current state of affairs? Whole 2018 season got torpedoed by Bell refusing to play, causing you to miss the playoffs altogether. The Patriots end up going on a championship run that you guys don’t even get a say in trying to stop. Steelers absolutely could have had the 2-seed at full strength with the Pats regular season going how it did. With the Pats win, they’ve now got a share of your proudest record, the most Super Bowl championships as a franchise. Now Ben and AB can’t get along, you gotta wonder how Tomlin is still working in that locker room as an authority, Bell is definitely gone, and it now seems like Brown is a certainty too. Smith-Schuster can play but it’s a different dynamic without one (usually AB, I’d assume) commanding double coverage. All this with Ben’s window closing.

    Full disclosure, I’m a Pats fan, but I swear I’m just asking in seriousness, not to taunt. You guys must be HEATED.
    ______________

    It isn’t heated anymore, its just sadness. I’ve been a Steelers fan going on 4 decades now and it is painful watching this. Franchise used to stand for something and was one of the flagships of the NFL. Now its becoming a running joke full of blips like this (Mr. Big Chest? Really?).

    Put simply it is time for the leadership to change in Pittsburgh. Rooney isn’t going anywhere and I think GM Colbert does a great job of drafting talent, but after that we see a glaring weakness in Tomlin who is so busy being a players coach that he has forgotten how to just plain be a coach. Maybe try some leadership starting with discipline and go from there.

    But no, we’ll just see the same high fiving and back slapping going on the sidelines while front running and then when losing that headset confused stare into the distance looking lost. As I said…just sadness now. And it won’t change until Tomlin is gone.

  47. Has Tomlin lost control of the locker room and truly not been a disciplinarian? Or has he been a genius in keeping “Big Chest”, for the most part, under control for 9 years? The fact that no one truly understood how delusional he is until recently says something.

  48. The Steelers waste too much time hanging onto the longevity thing of, “We’ve only had three head coaches since 1969”! Tomlin needs to go. Look at the Packers firing McCarthy. The shelf life gets too long, you need to cut the cord once in a while.

  49. Does AB have an agent and does this person realize his client is pulling a Kapernick? No team will touch this clown. AB needs to hire Jerry Maguire ASAP so he can be shown the money…

  50. “Full disclosure, I’m a Pats fan, but I swear I’m just asking in seriousness, not to taunt. You guys must be HEATED.”

    Well first, Bell didn’t torpedo the season. The Bell nonsense was mostly media driven and after the first week, was inconsequential to what was actually happening on the field. In fact, by all measures, the offense improved without Bell. The running game was more consistent and the offense was more productive. The issue that torpedoed the season was the inconsistency of the defense and the poor production from Special Teams.
    In reality we are talking about a team that offensively improved last season and continued to struggle in the middle of the defense. If they are able to find a solid MLBer and or a playmaking DB, I expect the team to be a contender next year. Bell wasn’t the offense and neither is Antonio Brown. If anything this past year showed that when the offense doesn’t have to run through either of those guys, it can actually be more consistent and efficient. Juju is great, Connor is great, Vance McDonald is great, Jaylen Samuels looks good, Ben is a HOFer, PFF ranked the Steelers Oline as the best last year. I’m concerned about the defense, not this AB/Bell drama.

  51. Not hard to see why the Steelers’ season was a roller coaster ride that ultimately ended in disappointment. Between the Bell situation, Brown being a total jerk, and Tomlin’s one of the guys coaching style, the season was doomed from the start. If Tomlin can’t change his style, and start handing out punishments for not following the plan/rules, he has to go as he allowed this situation to escalate. That said, could you imagine this guy as a teammate? Unless he’s a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, what your seeing on this video is what he has been at the Steelers’ facility. I’m sure BR isn’t totally blameless in this mess, and he takes a lot of heat for “throwing guys under the bus”, but if you actually listen to his comments instead of the general media narrative as gospel, you will see that is not quite what they make it out to be.

  52. tylawspick6 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:26 am
    He must be trying to force a release as opposed to a trade.

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    I think, he thinks, he can accomplish that feat. If I were him, I wouldn’t hold my breath. Odds are zero that the Steelers just release him. Why would they? They are on the hook for huge cap hit anyway. No way on earth, they cut him loose to go wherever he wants.

  53. Drugs are truly a bad thing. That’s what that Instagram post proved. Brown seems to looking for a new name; may I suggest a$$ clown? Because that’s what he made himself look like with that post.

  54. Brown won’t retire. He was payed his bonus (or a majority of it) all ready.
    If he retires he will owe a chunk of change.
    And the Steelers will go after it.

  55. bikeman99 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 6:12 am
    If I were the Steelers, especially Art Rooney I would tell Brown that he has three years left on his contract, he will show up for camp and be done with it.

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    Yep. They can tell him, “you can come and play, or you can sit out and receive no pay. For the next couple years. You’d then be welcome to test the market as a 34-year old receiver who hasn’t played for a couple seasons.”

    My guess is that billionaires like their shiny toys so much that at least one of them will covet getting Brown the same way they might want to be the one with the biggest/newest yacht. But it would be encouraging if they all said “no thanks” to Bell and Brown, as in, this isn’t how we do it, period.

    Not because I like billionaires, but because I like to see achievement & dedication rewarded more than petulance and selfishness. Brown’s made $70 million so far in his career. Nothing he’s facing is unfair.

  56. If I am a Steelers fan, I would expect the Rooneys to shelve this guy next year barring him from all Steelers activities then cut him in 2020. I am sure they will be able to suspend him for at least 4 games. If they don’t they are clearly demonstrating that Brown’s actions is the best way to get out of a front-loaded contract (which the Steelers only do). It really looks like Brown wants more guaranteed money and the Steelers said no. Only the complete moronic GM’s would offer a draft pick and a new contract to this NFL locker room cancer.

  57. I am honestly baffled by this man. I am a PITTSBURGHER and have had the pleasure of watching this guy do incredible things on the field throughout the years. It was exciting to have him on “my” team. For most of his career he was one of the best football players in football and IMO the top receiver in the league. Sure he did some dumb things over the years; streaming from the locker room, and quite a few penalties for his celebrations. Aside from the locker room thing, all things one would be to let roll of the back as long as he kept it somewhat under control and didnt cost the team at the wrong time. But this right here…this past year…its really confusing.. Kinda scary the way hes changed. I really think this man needs psychiatric help. I really do. Hes having some kind of breakdown. It truly is disturbing. And Ive said it many times and i truly believe it has to do with some of these younger guys (Connor and most of all JUJU) and their success and him feeling threatened and him havimg to share spotlight that is at the root of all of this. As great as he is, and still can and probably will be for a few more years, i for one hope he goes somewhere else. The sooner the better. I will say wherever he does end up, i hope the new team gets him the help i sincerely think is needed fpr him.

  58. He’s all over the map…demands, contradictions, delusions… Even when it becomes okay for other teams to inquire about him, I really don’t see anyone who would want him. Then again, this is the NFL, where crazy things happen almost daily.

  59. As I read thru these comments made by some very shallow people with limited compassion for someone obviously in need of some professional help. Hopefully you were ble to dispense your daily dose of hate to make your day complete……and AB is the one with issues?

    AB needs some help as he is getting more desperate to change the depth of the hole he has found himself in. I order if he can accept the hand Mr Rooney will extend to pull him out .After all the Rooneys are so much bigger people than the pitiful trolls on here claiming to be humans.

  60. Time for a change in the NFLPA Contract/Agreement.

    Players that refuse to play or that create a high level of insubordination amongst the Team shall forfeit their pay and/or be fired without pay.

    Then these Players would understand what it is like to be a hard working citizen of the REAL World.

    No Work = No Pay = REALITY

  61. Greed on all levels has ruined every sport and game. It’s a dark time and I hope and pray for all parties. It was easy enough at one point knowing the owners were greedy but the excuse was they put out all the money in the first place. Now players like this are ruining the fan time. Squabbles over every last nickel when is enough enough how much do these people need before we say as fans it’s time to give back and put our money where it belongs. People are homless, kids not eating, families have nothing. And guys playing sports and owners make millions and billions. I still love sport and the fact that God blessed us with it and play. Guys like this get headlines and the good ones giving time and money get nothing. Loved the article last week Gronk visiting a cancer hospital and donated 80K. I’d read that again and again.

  62. Wants guaranteed money. Flirts with quitting again in the very next sentence. Just the type of player every team is looking for….

  63. tylawspick6 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 9:15 am
    This guy is untradeable.

    Terrell Owens is a moron. You don’t give out guaranteed money to a soon to be 32 year old WR.

    If it’s guaranteed money, it won’t be a lot.

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    You dont give guaranteed anything to someone with a history of deciding they dont like their current deal and decide they dont want to keep it and then dont. And you certainly dont do some signing bonus deal that is basically “you get paid now and then you deliver later” with someone that has a history of deciding they dont care to deliver later unless they get more. That has nothing to do with the player and everything to do with common business sense.

  64. clavette says:
    February 19, 2019 at 5:54 am
    He also makes it perfectly clear how uneducated he is
    ======================================================

    This is why when you see statements issued which contain perfect grammar, multi-syllable words correctly used, thanking everyone, etc, then you know it was written by a lawyer or PR person.

  65. Nofoolnodrool says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:54 am
    As I read thru these comments made by some very shallow people with limited compassion for someone obviously in need of some professional help. Hopefully you were ble to dispense your daily dose of hate to make your day complete……and AB is the one with issues?

    AB needs some help as he is getting more desperate to change the depth of the hole he has found himself in. I order if he can accept the hand Mr Rooney will extend to pull him out .After all the Rooneys are so much bigger people than the pitiful trolls on here claiming to be humans.

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    I cant really claim much compassion for Brown’s stance. He is trying to get out of a committment he made based on nothing but his own wants. I dont see any way to say the Steelers let him down, this is all him. Where I do have some compassion is where you mention “professional help”. I see his current stance and behavior as being so detached from reality that I am wondering if the guy is ok. Or if a doctor should be examining to see if there is something deeper going wrong here than just a ridiculous level of immaturity.

  66. With that video evoking shades of T.O. doing sit-ups in the driveway, AB has officially jumped the shark tank.

  67. I bet the few teams that are interested in acquiring Brown are salavating over the way he’s killing his own golden goose by running his mouth, they’re probably sitting there thinking “JUST KEEP RUNNING YOUR MOUTH ANTONIO, PLEASE”!

    But then again there’s always one who’s willing to seriously overpay for a player, just like KC did for Wilkins last year giving him Antonio Brown type money for what little he’s done in the NFL.

  68. shadywarrior says:
    February 19, 2019 at 8:18 am
    Steelers fans, where you at? I’m not even trying to twist the knife, serious question: how pissed are you guys with the current state of affairs? Whole 2018 season got torpedoed by Bell refusing to play, causing you to miss the playoffs altogether. The Patriots end up going on a championship run that you guys don’t even get a say in trying to stop. Steelers absolutely could have had the 2-seed at full strength with the Pats regular season going how it did. With the Pats win, they’ve now got a share of your proudest record, the most Super Bowl championships as a franchise. Now Ben and AB can’t get along, you gotta wonder how Tomlin is still working in that locker room as an authority, Bell is definitely gone, and it now seems like Brown is a certainty too. Smith-Schuster can play but it’s a different dynamic without one (usually AB, I’d assume) commanding double coverage. All this with Ben’s window closing.

    Full disclosure, I’m a Pats fan, but I swear I’m just asking in seriousness, not to taunt. You guys must be HEATED.

    19 7 Rate This
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    You pretty much hit the main points. Steelers had the best QB RB WR trio in football, second seed should’ve been a given. Already beat the Pats once, could’ve done it again. Maybe the only team that could’ve stopped them. It’s a management issue. It’s complicated.

  69. jman967 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 10:12 am
    “Full disclosure, I’m a Pats fan, but I swear I’m just asking in seriousness, not to taunt. You guys must be HEATED.”

    Well first, Bell didn’t torpedo the season. The Bell nonsense was mostly media driven and after the first week, was inconsequential to what was actually happening on the field. In fact, by all measures, the offense improved without Bell.

    ___________________________________________________

    “the offense improved without Bell”.

    Are you kiddin’ me? The main reason the offense improved was because they fired Haley and got a new OC who expanded the playbook to use the weapons they had even better, also I believe they would have done even better with Bell! Conner was OK but he’s NO Bell!

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