A recent professional oddsmaker has listed the odds for every NFL team to land Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. The New York Jets rank sixth out of every team.
Rumors have been swirling for months surrounding disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. With an obvious need for playmakers on offense, the New York Jets have been at the forefront of many of those rumors.
Despite putting together a sixth consecutive season topping 100 catches and over 1,200 receiving yards, Brown seems to be on borrowed time in Pittsburgh as the two sides have failed to get along as of late. The seven-time Pro Bowler ran into issues with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger which eventually wound up with him being suspended for the team’s final game of the regular season.
A divorce seems inevitable at this point with the only question remaining being which team will Brown play for in 2019. The oddsmakers over at BetDSI have listed every NFL team’s chances of landing the star wideout. The Jets remain one of the favorites but are still behind a few other top landing spots.
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The San Francisco 49ers are the current favorites with the Indianapolis Colts close behind them. In fact, the Jets division rivals, the Buffalo Bills, rank as the third likeliest team to acquire Brown meaning that the Jets aren’t even the likeliest in their own division to land him.
All in all, the Jets have the sixth-best odds to acquire the controversial, but talented Brown. With all the talk of a potential union between the two sides, this does seem a bit low and it appears that the Jets odds have gone slightly down.
This may be because the team isn’t willing to make the contentious move to add a troubled player like Brown to their roster with a first-year head coach and a young, developing quarterback. Brown’s attitude and propensity for drama could be a distraction for a rebuilding franchise still trying to find their footing as a team.
On the other hand, if the asking price is as low as has been reported — potentially a third or fourth-round pick — it’s difficult not to inquire about trading for the problematic superstar. After all, Brown is a supreme talent and would give the Jets a true No. 1 receiving target, something they lack at the moment.
When all is set and done, expect Brown to be playing for a new team in 2019 and the odds say that that team could be headquartered in Florham Park.