Antonio Brown’s tenure in Pittsburgh really is over.
The wide receiver met with Steelers owner Art Rooney II on Tuesday and the two agreed it’s time to mutually part ways.
Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin pic.twitter.com/DEgURchvhW
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) February 19, 2019
“Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization!” Brown wrote.
According to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and executive Omar Kahn were also present at the “cordial” meeting. Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was also in attendance for the sit-down in which “everyone agreed the trade will be for the best.”
Brown previously posted a lengthy video on his Instagram account Monday while doing cardio on an elliptical, making it clear that he wants a new team and guaranteed money.
Per the video:
If your squad want to win, and your squad want a hungry wide receiver who the best in the whole world, someone hit my phone. Tell ‘em I ain’t doing no unguarantees, I ain’t even gonna play myself no more for this NFL, you heard? I think I done everything. What y’all think? What’s left for me to do? Win the Super Bowl? Gotta be the right team for that, right?
Hey, if your team got guaranteed money, tell ‘em call me. AB can’t do no more unguarantees. So we clear. I want y’all to be clear and understand something: this is not a game, people. This is not for show. This is not to be cool. This is really to inspire you that, yo, no one can determine your destination but you.
Lastly, Brown wants to be called “Mr. Big Chest” instead of “AB” going forward. Seriously.
So much for Brown easing his social media activity. Still, the Steelers are expected to field plenty of offers for the 30-year-old.