Why trading for Antonio Brown makes sense for Packers

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Brown is mentally unstable. Now saying he wants to be called Mr. Big Chest. Also saying teams should call him with contracts offers as he wants new deal with guaranteed money. First off moron that's tampering. This guy is not work the risk for what talent he has. Throwing things out a apt window, not coming to practice, throwing teammates coaches under bus, making contract/trade demands, making up strange names. I would not touch him with a 10 foot pole.
 

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Whether he's mentally unstable or just getting some bad advice, either way what he's doing is not helping his cause. I think both he and LeVeon Bell are in for a big surprise as to what "guaranteed" money they are getting in their next contracts.
 

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Whether he's mentally unstable or just getting some bad advice, either way what he's doing is not helping his cause. I think both he and LeVeon Bell are in for a big surprise as to what "guaranteed" money they are getting in their next contracts.
Brown yes ...Bell no
 

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I think Bell will get more than Brown - but I'm not sure he's getting what he thinks.
I get what Bell is doing. Wants to test market doesn't want to be a tag rent a player and risk injury. He played out his contract, played under one tag, just don't want a second. Bell has a totally legit beef. And he'll get a ton of money. Especially since NE just gave everyone the game plan to beat the lighter faster defenses of today. Smashmouth football with a run game.

Brown has zero to be pissed about. Got a big contract took big money up front now whines about gaurantees and more money. But that's not all. He's also whining cause JuJu is getting attention and he wants it all...
 

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Brown is mentally unstable. Now saying he wants to be called Mr. Big Chest. Also saying teams should call him with contracts offers as he wants new deal with guaranteed money. First off moron that's tampering. This guy is not work the risk for what talent he has. Throwing things out a apt window, not coming to practice, throwing teammates coaches under bus, making contract/trade demands, making up strange names. I would not touch him with a 10 foot pole.
Mr Big Chest.

Now that's funny right there! rofl(
 

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I get what Bell is doing. Wants to test market doesn't want to be a tag rent a player and risk injury. He played out his contract, played under one tag, just don't want a second. Bell has a totally legit beef. And he'll get a ton of money. Especially since NE just gave everyone the game plan to beat the lighter faster defenses of today. Smashmouth football with a run game.

Brown has zero to be pissed about. Got a big contract took big money up front now whines about gaurantees and more money. But that's not all. He's also whining cause JuJu is getting attention and he wants it all...
I agree with Brown - not sure what he's doing as it doesn't make sense - any of it. If you're mad at your team, fine, but you don't need to act like something is mentally wrong with you.

Relative to Bell - it was a big gamble he took. Giving up a year's salary ($14M?) because he wants guaranteed money. I get it, RB's in the NFL can have a short shelf life, and so he wants guaranteed money; but NFL execs also know that RB's have short shelf lives, and for that reason I don't think he's going to get as much guaranteed as he thinks. And, the fact that he sat out an entire year shows he can be very selfish - something that some teams may not want and could impact his market value.
 

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I agree with Brown - not sure what he's doing as it doesn't make sense - any of it. If you're mad at your team, fine, but you don't need to act like something is mentally wrong with you.

Relative to Bell - it was a big gamble he took. Giving up a year's salary ($14M?) because he wants guaranteed money. I get it, RB's in the NFL can have a short shelf life, and so he wants guaranteed money; but NFL execs also know that RB's have short shelf lives, and for that reason I don't think he's going to get as much guaranteed as he thinks. And, the fact that he sat out an entire year shows he can be very selfish - something that some teams may not want and could impact his market value.
Actually Bell took the year off because he wanted out of Pitt, he was going to get guarantee money if he would have signed the tag. Was it a gamble yes but I think he still gets north of $30m. Just look at the cap space out there, a lot of crazy money and it only takes one team. As to selfish it was a business decision and I really believe most players and teams understand that, in the NFL its about winning and thats really all that matters
 

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Actually Bell took the year off because he wanted out of Pitt, he was going to get guarantee money if he would have signed the tag. Was it a gamble yes but I think he still gets north of $30m. Just look at the cap space out there, a lot of crazy money and it only takes one team. As to selfish it was a business decision and I really believe most players and teams understand that, in the NFL its about winning and thats really all that matters
Yes, he wanted out of Pitt, but don't kid yourself, his main focus was trying to not get hurt in an attempt to secure a large payday with max guaranteed money (that Pitt most likely would not offer). The only way he "wins" in this scenario is if he does get hurt and the guaranteed money comes into play; otherwise he's not going to be able to recover what he gave up in 2018. Yes, it was a business decision that players understand - they like it when someone else takes that gamble - however, even his ex-teammates were not happy with his behavior. It's primarily about winning, yes, but sports is entertainment and he's certainly lost a large number of fans over this.
Relative to what has been reported on what he is expecting - $16-$17M per year, $40M guaranteed; most reports I've read says that is unrealistic. Most likely less than $15M per year (most likely only $12-13M), and maybe $25-$30M guaranteed (double the yearly average). He would already have been the highest paid RB in the league at $14.5M for the year (Gurley now at $15M). He's only 27 . . . but he's had a lot of touches early in his career, not good for the longevity of an RB.
 
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