With the news that Antonio Brown could be on the move from the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL teams are putting together trade offers for the All-Pro receiver.
It was reported that the Detroit Lions had the second best odds in Las Vegas to land Brown from the Steelers.
The 30-year-old is signed through 2021 with an average salary of $17 million. His cap hit next season is about $22 million, which would be Detroit’s second highest after Stafford.
The Lions have about $30 million in cap space at the moment, a number that could rise depending on how things shake out with the likes of Glover Quin and T.J. Lang.
Could the Detroit Lions really do the unthinkable and trade for Brown? SBNation writer Christian D’Andrea wrote a story about what teams could give up for Brown and says the Lions are interested.
Detroit needs to make a splash to punch up its offense, and luring Brown to the NFC would certainly qualify. A Brown-Golladay-Marvin Jones trio would give Stafford plenty of field-stretching options and create some extra breathing room for Johnson, who looked every bit a true RB1 in his first season with the Lions.
Now it’s time for the offer. The Lions would trade their 2019 first round pick (8th overall), 2019 third round pick they got from Philadelphia (88th overall) and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
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