It seems that the wheels are running for the departure of Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brown's days at Pittsburgh have been numbered since week 17 of the 2018 NFL season, which became clearer on Tuesday when the star receiver met Steelers owner Art Rooney II. Brown went on Twitter to report that the meeting was "excellent", but the result was an agreement that a separation was in the best interests of both sides.
The focus is now on Brown's next step. Although most of the league is at least somewhat interested in Brown, three-time Super Bowl champion Willie McGinest thinks that only one franchise stands out as the "best option" for the seven-man selection. Pro Bowl times.
The 49ers have been the most consistent team in Brown's recent rumors, and with a quick glance at the 30-year-old's Instagram page, he seems interested in a move to San Francisco. The Niners could serve well by giving quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a leading target, and Brown would likely flourish under an offensive spirit like Kyle Shanahan.
All things considered, the 49ers are as well placed as any team to reach an agreement with Brown. But according to a report, their neighbor in the San Francisco Bay Area could face stiff competition.
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