Don’t expect the Colts to trade for Antonio Brown
There were erroneous reports that Brown was on his way to Buffalo, but that is not the case. The Colts still have a shot at him. But don’t expect them to take that shot.
The Colts would have one of the best offenses in recent memory if they traded for Antonio Brown. He would fit right next to T.Y. Hilton and be used very effectively. It would be a great one-two punch for one of the league’s best quarterbacks and reigning comeback player of the year.
But don’t expect it to happen. Chris Ballard has talked about adding elite players and how those players need to fit in to the culture of what the Colts are building. Brown, with all of his recent antics, doesn’t seem to fit the bill at this point in time.
The price for Brown does keep going down though. The Colts could possibly get him for as low as a second or third round pick. That would be a great price considering the Colts have an extra second round pick from the trade they made with the Jets last season.
In the ideal world, Brown would fix his behavior and get traded to the Colts and help them win a Super Bowl. But at this point, that looks like a pipe dream. There is a decent chance that he does stay in the AFC and could hurt the Colts, especially if he ends up in Tennessee.
One of the teams rumored to be interested are the Titans. If Brown ends up there, the Colts will be kicking themselves because they could have prevented that from happening. Brown could torch and torment them for the next five years if that happens.
It will be fascinating to see where he ends up. But right now, it doesn’t look like he’ll end up in Indianapolis.