The Antonio Brown sweepstakes roll on for the #Steelers, as teams come in and out. The #Broncos deemed it too rich. The #Jets enter the mix. The #Raiders have been in it the whole time. Will be a fun week. pic.twitter.com/JSTIkdX53r— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 5, 2019
While the Jets might be checking in, I still think making a deal for Brown would be an uphill climb. The team has the cap space to absorb the wide receiver’s contract, but without a second round pick the Jets might lack the resources to facilitate a deal.
Would Pittsburgh be willing to part with Brown for the discount price of a third round pick? It seems like wishful thinking to me. The third overall pick is likely a price too high to pay. To make the value work, the Jets might have to bring in a third team or figure out a pick swap with Pittsburgh. While it would not be impossible, any extra layer of complexity probably makes a deal less likely.