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ESPN writer offers scenarios for Cardinals to trade for Antonio Brown

Feb 25, 2019, 12:19 PM | Updated: 9:03 pm
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells out to his team during a timeout in the second half of an NC...
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells out to his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
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After agreeing with the team that it was “time to move on,” Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will likely be traded soon.

ESPN writer Mike Sando came up with two scenarios for the Arizona Cardinals to land the 30-year-old All-Pro receiver.

Brace yourselves.

“What if you send Josh Rosen to the Steelers? Get (Antonio) Brown and a draft pick or something,” Sando said on The Bill Barnwell Show on ESPN radio.

The Cardinals are in the driver’s seat with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, and ArizonaSports’ own Dan Bickley, as well as Sando, believes the team should take a chance and draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.

“[The Cardinals] coach is on the record, he loves Kyler Murray,” Sando said.

“We’re going to go into the season with Kyler Murray, Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Brown, David Johnson — buy tickets, Arizona fans!”

In 13 starts for Arizona, Rosen threw for 2,278 yards with 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions. The 10th overall pick in 2018 was sacked 45 times, the most of any rookie quarterback.

Newly-hired head coach Kliff Kingsbury was brought in to help turn around Arizona’s offense, which ranked last in yards per game last season.

Kingsbury could start his tenure drafting his own franchise quarterback, or work on improving Rosen and the offense.

Sando poked fun at possibly being criticized over his scenario.

“I thought that was a fun fantasy football move,” Sando said. “Beat writers in Arizona are rolling their eyes”

Not only do the Cardinals have the first pick in the draft, they have a three-time All-Pro cornerback and eight-time pro bowler who Sando believes would intrigue the Steelers front office.

My other scenario was, you consider doing something with Patrick Peterson. He talked about his future, he’s been really great. He’s performed well almost every year, and he’s not 30 yet. You could say he may have five more really great years. That’s hard to give up on, he’s got two more years left on his deal though. If you want to build this thing offensively, is there a way you would send Patrick Peterson for Antonio Brown? And I would want more back — I need picks maybe.

The 28-year-old cornerback has since apologized for requesting a trade, expressing that he was frustrated with how the season went for Arizona. He made it clear to fans that he is “here to stay” during his appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January.

Peterson recently reached out to Brown on Twitter after the news broke about Brown potentially being traded, so he most likely wants him on the Cardinals with him — not to be traded for him.

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