JUNKIES: Should the Redskins go after Antonio Brown?

Josh Luckenbaugh
February 27, 2019 - 8:19 am

It's a question when, not if, the Steelers trade Antonio Brown, and the Redskins are now being linked with four-time All-Pro wide receiver.

In his "Football Morning in America" column Monday, Peter King named Washington as a "logical" landing spot for Brown.

"A smart guy in the league told me the other day: 'Look for the desperate teams with Brown.' What team is more desperate than Washington, which is hemorrhaging fans, has no idea who the 2019 quarterback will be, has no idea who the 2020 coach will be, hasn’t won a playoff game in 14 years, and has an embattled owner searching for anything that will get his team out of the muck and mire of mediocrity?" wrote King.

"This also fits the Pittsburgh plan of wanting to send Brown out of the AFC. The problem, obviously, would be finding a quarterback to get the ball to Brown. But Washington’s a team that loves to win the offseason and hasn’t done so in a while. I’d be surprised if Bruce Allen and Kevin Colbert don’t talk about Brown."

Brown would certainly give the Redskins a weapon in the passing game they haven't had in a while. Brown has caught at least 100 passes each of the last six seasons. The last Redskins receiver to do that? Pierre Garcon, when he had 113 receptions in 2013. 

However, is Brown worth a hefty trade package and potential off-the-field headaches like the ones he caused in Pittsburgh, especially given the Redskins still don't know who would be throwing him the ball? The Sports Junkies aren't so sure.

"It sounds like a grasper, desperation type of move," John "Cakes" Auville said. "I would be stunned if Antonio Brown ever plays here."

"I honestly am not interested," said Eric "EB" Bickel. "We're so bad, like what's the point? It's like polishing a turd."

"You're adding a piece in his 30s that's not gonna be there whenever you're any good," he continued. "There's no doubt he'd be the best receiver, but if he came here I guarantee you this: he wouldn't have more than 70 catches. We don't have a good passing attack."

"I don't want any of those other pieces until we get our quarterback. I don't want to spend on those other pieces."

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