The NFL’s biggest recent soap opera has come to a conclusion, and the result is that the Minnesota Vikings will be welcoming one of the NFL’s best wide receivers to town in 2019.
According to numerous sources on social media, the Pittsburgh Steelers have traded wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. The compensation that the Steelers will receive is, apparently, a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Brown will also, reportedly, be getting a contract that will make him the NFL’s highest-paid wide receiver.
The Vikings will have a home game sometime in 2019 against the Raiders at U.S. Bank Stadium. The last time the Vikings saw Brown was when they played the Steelers at Heinz Field in Week 2 of the 2017 season. Brown didn’t do a lot of damage that afternoon. . .he hauled in five passes for 62 yards and didn’t find the end zone. . .and it looks like Xavier Rhodes will get an opportunity to match up with Brown again.
As for the Steelers, they’re certainly going to be a different team this coming year with (presumably) no Le’Veon Bell and now no Antonio Brown.