The cap hit the Steelers would take makes him near untradeable.
What is it with WRs and diva behavior? Yeah, there are plenty who keep their head down and do their job. But if you hear about some jackass who's a locker room cancer, even odds he's a WR.
I would agree that A. Browns contract makes a trade unlikely, but with the caveat that it is more possible for this type of deal to get done than it ever was in the past.
A rebuild mindset would be required on the part of the Steelers but I don't see it as a stretch because they couldn't get it done this year with Ben and Antonio anyway and each is a year older in '19.
Trade Antonio for picks, cut or trade Ben for picks, and it looks like the accelleration of Browns contract $$$ is workable with Ben's contract no longer in the picture. To me, as long as they can stomach a young starter at QB next year.........then they would have the cap room back in '20 along with a still young core.............Shuster/Conner/Young D+ the pick talent acquired in trade/s
In any case to my eyes its very doable without Ben.........and it doesn't seem like he is really "all-that" anymore