Discussing doable offseason strikes, ESPN’s Invoice Barnwell introduced up essentially the most intriguing commerce concept but sending disgruntled Antonio Brown to the Arizona Cardinals for Josh Rosen. This might then result in Kliff Kingsbury changing Rosen with, nicely, Kyler Murray within the draft:
“They [Steelers] might use a first-round decide to focus on Roethlisberger’s substitute — there’s additionally a very juicy concept of buying and selling Brown to the Cardinals for Josh Rosen and a midround decide, with the Cardinals then utilizing the primary general decide on Kyler Murray — however one of many causes to maintain Brown was to attempt to maximize Pittsburgh’s possibilities of profitable yet one more Tremendous Bowl in the course of the tail finish of Roethlisberger’s profession.”
This might be a win-win-win with the final “win” being the soccer watchers. Any transfer that leads Murray to Kingsbury’s offense will make the Cardinals watchable once more. However placing him in an offense with Brown would give these with Sunday Ticket one other staff to concentrate on each weekend. The 32nd ranked offense final yr would rapidly turn into quick-hitting and explosive with these strikes. Oh, and a return to his greatest kind David Johnson shouldn’t be out of the query, both.
If any staff could be profitable in removing Brown’s dramatic antics, it will be the Cardinals. Being paired with Larry Fitzgerald, the epitome of a non-diva huge receiver, may very well be simply what is required to keep away from turning into Terrell Owens later in his profession.
Followers of the Steelers won’t love a bundle that doesn’t elevate their possibilities of one other Tremendous Bowl below Ben Roethlisberger. But, this could be a way more strategic transfer. Roethlisberger shall be 37 by the beginning of the yr, and is already a diminished model of his former self. He groused concerning the staff drafting Mason Rudolph within the third spherical final yr, and including Rosen offers them extra insurance coverage to transition on the place quickly. Sure, he had a forgettable rookie exhibiting, however his state of affairs is basically responsible. A prototypical, stuffed with potential quarterback being groomed behind Roethlisberger certain has ring to it. That is additionally a technique to stop him from serving to Invoice Belichick’s legacy.
The constructive about this commerce concept is we received’t have to attend too lengthy to see if it turns into a factor with the draft quickly approaching. For the sake of the Cardinals, Steelers, Murray, Brown, Rosen, the NFL, and the followers, let’s hope it turns into a factor.