The Pittsburgh Steelers could lose their two biggest offensive stars in Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Should the Baltimore Ravens target either of them?
Is there any topic in the NFL more heavily discussed than Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown? Sure, the Baltimore Ravens trading Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos has been newsworthy, as has the Colin Kaepernick settlement and the AAF emergence. But when it comes to current NFL stars, AB is the cream of the crop.
It was around this time last year that another Pittsburgh Steeler, Le’Veon Bell, was also the most talked about player on the upcoming Free Agency market. How crazy is it that two Pittsburgh Steelers, both arguably at the top of their respective positions, could be available via trade or Free Agency in one off-season? Well, if the cards play out right, they could both be entirely up for grabs; and one would have to wonder if the Baltimore Ravens would have any interest in either of these two.
I mean, why wouldn’t they? These are two elite level players that often don’t hit the market or even leave their original teams. They’re simply to good to let go, and yet here they are. What’s better yet is that taking even one of them weakens the Ravens biggest division rival, the Steelers. It makes too much sense, and yet we’re all hesitant to pull the trigger.
Despite all their talent and accolades, both players present very overwhelming backgrounds and off-field issues. Neither player is a slam-dunk at this point in their careers, and they could both nose dive as early as, well, now. The wheels may be falling off quickly, which would explain why Pittsburgh would be so willing to let them walk. But with how good they are, are they perhaps worth a gamble?
These are two players who can change the entire structure of an offense for the better, and the Baltimore Ravens are desperate for that kind of talent. If the Ravens opted to target one of these two studs, who would make the most sense? Let’s start the discussion with…