Carr: Raiders Locker Room Would Take Antonio Brown With “Arms Wide Open”

As trade rumors continue to swirl around Antonio Brown, it seems the longer the Steelers hold onto their disgruntled All-Pro wide receiver, the more his behavior seems to be dropping his trade value.

Among the few who don’t don’t appear to be turned off by Brown in recent weeks is Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Speaking Saturday night to a crowd at a fundraiser for Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera County, Carr offered his thoughts on the Raiders potentially trading for Brown.

“I would imagine he’s definitely in play,” Carr said via Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee. “I hope he’s in play. It would be great to add a guy like that to your team, talent like that. I don’t know what it’s going to cost. The contract stuff starts getting in the way and they got to figure out numbers and all that kind of stuff. I don’t really like the business side of football. but I just like adding good players to our football team. If it works out in the business side, I know the locker room will be arms wide open to accepting Antonio.”

Fortunately for Carr, a number of reports in recent days seem to confirm that Jon Gruden is planning to make a legitimate run at trading for Brown. Given that he gave up a third-round pick for Martavis Bryant’s expiring contract a year ago, there’s no telling what Gruden might have in mind to offer for Brown.

To this point, though, Gruden seems to be showing restraint. ESPN reported last week that the Steelers have dropped their asking price for Brown to a first-round pick – a deal that no one seems to be offering the Steelers at the moment.

But what about that early second round pick the Raiders hold? That might be the one to watch.

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3 thoughts on “Carr: Raiders Locker Room Would Take Antonio Brown With “Arms Wide Open”

  1. I say let’s get him with the Cooper pick. He is the best WR in football. Baybe a change is what he needs.

  2. I wouldn’t give more than a second round pick. That’s the best the Steelers are going to get. No more maybes. We need given talent

  3. this guy quit on his team/faked an injury, in the last week of the regular season, when his team needed a Win, to get a playoff spot… this the kind of guy that you want on your team? Look, I get that he’s been a top-tier talent, but he’s working his way out of Pittsburgh, because he wants the 3 years remaining on his contract, to get guaranteed. He will be 31 by the time that the season starts. Brown’s game is built on quickness and explosion in his routes…how long before that quickness/explosion deteriorates, at his age. I’d suggest that it happens in 2020. Are you willing to give up a #1 or #2, for 1, maybe 2 years, of top-level production. Is this team, 1-2 years from contending for a Super Bowl?

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