The Pittsburgh Steelers are reportedly close to a deal with the Buffalo Bills involving the All-Pro wide receiver.
The internet was shocked late Thursday night when it was reported that the Steelers were closing in on a deal to send four-time All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Buffalo Bills.
The Steelers had been looking into trading Brown after he skipped the final regular-season game due to frustrations with the team, most notably, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh planned on making a deal before Friday.
With Brown now reportedly heading to a team that just ended a 17-year playoff drought in 2017 after spending the first nine years of his career with one of the league's most prominent franchises, people couldn't help but laugh about the situation.
Paul Manafort got a lighter sentence than Antonio Brown.— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) March 8, 2019
Back in the day we used to tell players we'd send them to Siberia, aka Green Bay, when they'd ask for a trade. Now I guess it's Buffalo.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 8, 2019
I knew Antonio Brown and the Steelers were going to have a messy divorce. But the team basically put his stuff on the lawn and set it on fire.— Adam Rank (@adamrank) March 8, 2019
Last season, Brown led the NFL with 15 receiving touchdowns.