The NFL is a league that revolves around reloading and not standing pat when it comes to maintaining your edge to compete with the Patriots, Saints, and Rams of the world.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock over the past couple weeks, you know said dysfunction surrounds future Hall of Famers Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown.
Well, don't imagine it, because it's a mistake that could set this franchise back years.
Could the Denver Broncos be one of the teams interested in trading for Brown?
If the choice were Brown's, which it is not, it sure seems like the disgruntled wide receiver would love playing for the San Francisco 49ers.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, rival executives believe the Steelers could likely get at least a second-round pick if they opt to trade Brown, and potentially a second- and third-round pick.
Brown removed any mention of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the bio, further distancing himself from his current team, which he seemingly wants no part of anymore. Would Derek Carr better equipped to deal with a player like Brown?
The Broncos are projected to have around $44 million in salary cap space this offseason (and that's before cutting any players). You literally took pressure off of you and put that whole situation on Antonio Brown. The Eagles still have to discuss a huge contract extension with Carson Wentz as well, furthering muddying the possibilities.
As someone who was in the Steelers' locker room with both men, Sanders is a voice of authority here.