Now that the New England Patriots have signed Antonio Brown to a 1-year deal and didn’t have to give up anything to get him, we are now finding out new info that shows exactly what happened to get the most successful franchise in the last 20 years a top WR in the game.
Multiple reports dropped on Sunday revealed that the Patriots actually tried to trade for Brown back in March, but the Steelers refused to send him to a rival, ultimately trading him to the Oakland Raiders.
Not only does it look like the Patriots were working behind the scenes, but Brown himself was working on social media to find out how to get himself cut from the Raiders rather quickly.
He actually consulted with people from social media to figure this out.
“Patriots tried to trade for Antonio Brown in March, but Steelers did not want to trade him to a rival. So instead of having to give up a pick or picks for him in March, Patriots get Brown without having to compensate another team in September.”
“More: Antonio Brown consulted with social media experts about how he can accelerate his release from the #Raiders, per @mortreport. It all started with posting the letter on IG. He also skipped a scheduled meeting with Jon Gruden. Ultimately they cut him… and he ends up in NE.”