Jets interest in Antonio Brown reportedly not that seriousBy Amber Lee
On Tuesday, the New York Jets were mentioned as one of the teams that had been in contact with the Pittsburgh Steelers regarding Antonio Brown. However, that was reportedly just an exploratory expedition.
The Antonio Brown sweepstakes roll on for the #Steelers, as teams come in and out. The #Broncos deemed it too rich. The #Jets enter the mix. The #Raiders have been in it the whole time. Will be a fun week. pic.twitter.com/JSTIkdX53r
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2019
Responding to Ian Rapoport, who initially reported the Jets connection, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News wrote, “I was told that the Jets did indeed have contact with the Steelers about Antonio Brown, but they do not have serious interest in trading for him.”
On the surface, New York seems like an ideal trade partner with Pittsburgh to acquire Brown. The Jets have need of an elite receiver. Luckily, they have a ton of cap space heading into the 2019 season.
I was told that the Jets did indeed have contact with the Steelers about Antonio Brown, but they do not have serious interest in trading for him.
I think they absolutely should be aggressive about getting one of the best WRs in the NFL to help Sam Darnold.
The Jets disagree https://t.co/WUmfDl4lEt
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 5, 2019
Yet the Jets also have a young quarterback in Sam Darnold, who may not react well to any potential drama from Brown. As well as that, they are trying to establish a winning culture around him.
Furthermore, they have a new head coach in Adam Gase who hasn’t done well dealing with players who tend to be more on the vocal side, such as Jarvis Landry.