Green Bay Packers: 3 Reasons not to trade for Antonio Brown

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The Green Bay Packers are one of the top rumored teams to land Antonio Brown, but there are multiple reasons they should avoid him if they can.

The Green Bay Packers have been one of the top rumored targets to land Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown since he officially requested a trade Tuesday afternoon. He has only helped fuel those rumors with his likes on social media. While pairing him with touchdown machine Davante Adams would be a dominant duo, the addition of Brown would likely cause more problems than solutions.

Brown has been arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL over the last six seasons. He’s gotten at least 1,284 yards in every season while catching at least nine touchdowns and 101 catches each season.

There is no denying the talent that Brown has, and, for a team that’s just one good wide receiver away from contending for a title, trading for him makes sense. For Green Bay, that has multiple holes to fill, they would have to sacrifice other key pieces to add him.

While Pittsburgh has shown no guarantee that they are actively trying to move him, talks will likely heat up as free agency gets closer and the offseason wears on. While they were willing to let Le’Veon Bell sit out the entire season, they may not be content to let Brown do the same.

Green Bay has some reasons to make a trade, but there are more for them to say no if the Steelers come calling.