Brady Quinn doesn’t follow Antonio Brown’s logic with his decision Tuesday to make official his demand that the Pittsburgh Steelers trade him.
Quinn doesn’t see Brown coming out on top from the clash between his desire to join another team and the circumstances leading to the Steelers’ willingness to part ways with one of the more talented receivers in the NFL. Although often praised for his hard work, Brown also is known to have been habitually late for meetings and missed practices.
‘If you look at teams that have success, a majority of them won’t be teams that are paying their wide receiver a ton of money’
“It’s a bad position to be in if you’re Antonio Brown, because you’re trying to incentivize the team to get rid of you, but you keep doing things that make other teams probably suspect of wanting to bring you on,” Quinn said while co-hosting on the SiriusXM Blitz with Bruce Murray. “The bottom line is, if you look at teams that have success, a majority of them won’t be teams that are paying their wide receiver a ton of money, because we saw that graphic a couple years ago, looking at some of the top paid wide receivers and which teams actually got into the playoffs. So, bringing on a guy who has had past troubles and even though he’s had production, it’d be concerning. And you’re not bringing on that guy, you’re giving something up in order to get him.
“Now the guy works hard and he may be the best wide receiver in the game, but this is when you start creating a narrative that doesn’t help you play out the rest of your career at as high as a level possible.”
“So how much are you really willing to give up, bringing in a guy who could potentially be a headache? Who could potentially be an issue for your locker room? Now the guy works hard and he may be the best wide receiver in the game, but this is when you start creating a narrative that doesn’t help you play out the rest of your career at as high as a level possible.”
‘I’m not sure why he thinks the grass is going to be greener’
Quinn questions what, if any, advice Brown is getting and/or accepting.
“I’m not sure why he thinks the grass is going to be greener,” Quinn said. “I mean, he’s playing with a Hall of Fame quarterback (in Ben Roethlisberger). He’s playing on a team (with) a family that runs an organization that’s very stable and has a head coach in Mike Tomlin that puts up with a lot compared to what other organizations are going to put up with.
‘This is a decision … 10, 15, 20 years down the road, he might regret’
“Trying to get out of there and go somewhere else because it’s been nine years and maybe you feel like you need a change. (But) I’m telling you this is a decision that, maybe not next year, maybe not in five years, but 10, 15, 20 years down the road, he might regret how he’s handling things right now.”
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