Things aren’t exactly going smoothly for the Pittsburgh Steelers right now. Coming off a Week 1 tie against the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers suffered a 42-37 loss in their home-opener, as Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes torched the defense for six touchdowns through the air.
On top of their 0-1-1 start to the season, Pittsburgh’s Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell still hasn’t signed his franchise tender and there’s a very real possibility he won’t return until Week 10. After yesterday’s loss, Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly left the locker room before speaking with reporters, but he resurfaced today on twitter with a message that won’t do anything to diffuse the Steelers’ drama-filled season.
A twitter user, whose bio states that he worked PR for the Steelers from 2010-17, tweeted the following: “AB needs to thank his lucky stars, because he was drafted by a team that had Ben. And Ben got AB paid. You know darn well he wouldn’t put up those numbers for other teams.”
Brown responded, “Trade me let’s find out.”
According to Pro Football Talk, Brown was spotted in a heated conversation with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner during the game, in which he finished with nine catches for 67 yards while being targeted 17 times by Ben Roethlisberger. In Pittsburgh’s two games this season, AB has 18 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Naturally, football fans were all over Brown’s “trade me” remark. Check out the tweet, as well as some of the immediate responses, below.