Discussing doable offseason strikes, ESPN’s Invoice Barnwell introduced up probably the most intriguing commerce concept but sending disgruntled Antonio Brown to the Arizona Cardinals for Josh Rosen. This might then result in Kliff Kingsbury changing Rosen with, nicely, Kyler Murray within the draft:
“They [Steelers] might use a first-round decide to focus on Roethlisberger’s alternative — there’s additionally a very juicy concept of buying and selling Brown to the Cardinals for Josh Rosen and a midround decide, with the Cardinals then utilizing the primary general decide on Kyler Murray — however one of many causes to maintain Brown was to attempt to maximize Pittsburgh’s possibilities of profitable another Tremendous Bowl in the course of the tail finish of Roethlisberger’s profession.”
This might be a win-win-win with the final “win” being the soccer watchers. Any transfer that leads Murray to Kingsbury’s offense will make the Cardinals watchable once more. However placing him in an offense with Brown would give these with Sunday Ticket one other workforce to concentrate on each weekend. The 32nd ranked offense final yr would rapidly turn out to be quick-hitting and explosive with these strikes. Oh, and a return to his greatest kind David Johnson shouldn’t be out of the query, both.
If any workforce could be profitable in hunting down Brown’s dramatic antics, it could be the Cardinals. Being paired with Larry Fitzgerald, the epitome of a non-diva broad receiver, might be simply what is required to keep away from changing into Terrell Owens later in his profession.
Followers of the Steelers is not going to love a bundle that doesn’t elevate their possibilities of one other Tremendous Bowl underneath Ben Roethlisberger. But, this could be a way more strategic transfer. Roethlisberger will probably be 37 by the beginning of the yr, and is already a diminished model of his former self. He groused concerning the workforce drafting Mason Rudolph within the third spherical final yr, and including Rosen provides them extra insurance coverage to transition on the place quickly. Sure, he had a forgettable rookie displaying, however his state of affairs is essentially accountable. A prototypical, filled with potential quarterback being groomed behind Roethlisberger certain has a superb ring to it. That is additionally a approach to forestall him from serving to Invoice Belichick’s legacy.
The constructive about this commerce concept is we received’t have to attend too lengthy to see if it turns into a factor with the draft quickly approaching. For the sake of the Cardinals, Steelers, Murray, Brown, Rosen, the NFL, and the followers, let’s hope it turns into a factor.