It seems the wheels are in motion for Antonio Brown's departure from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brown's days in Pittsburgh have been effectively counted since the 17th week of the 2018 NFL season. This became clearer on Tuesday when the Star Wide receiver hit Steelers owner Art Rooney II. Brown joined Twitter to report that the meeting was "great," but the result was an agreement that separation was in the best interests of both sides.
Attention now shifts to where Brown will next bring his talents. While one has to imagine that the majority of the league has at least some interest in Brown, three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest believes there is only one franchise left to sing the seven-time Pro Bowl selection.
The 49ers have been the most consistent team in Brown's rumors lately, and with a quick glance at the 30-year Instagram page, it seems he's interested in moving to San Francisco.
The Niners could do themselves a good service by providing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with a top-tier goal, and Brown would likely thrive under a keen offensive spirit like Kyle Shanahan.
All in all, the 49ers are as well positioned as any team to reach a deal for Brown. According to one report, however, the neighbor in the Bay Area could be a tough competitor.
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