As much as you want to criticize Antonio Brown’s antics to get out of Pittsburgh, you can’t help but admit that he won in the process.
After a tumultuous end to the 2018 season, Brown received ?his desired trade to the Oakland Raiders, along with a brand new contract.
While Steelers fans are peeved at how the receiver built his bridge out of Pittsburgh, ?Brown wanted to let them know that there are no hard feelings.
Brown purchased billboards in the city, all of which read, “Thank You Pittsburgh”? with an AB 84 as his signature.
— KDKA (@KDKA) March 13, 2019
You’ve got to believe that these signs got a mixed reaction. Some will think it was a nice gesture, while others will believe it’s just a public relations stunt to help his image.
Regardless, Brown left a lasting mark on Pittsburgh as a sixth-round draft pick in 2010, and rose up the ranks as the league’s best receiver. Yet, Brown grew weary of the Steelers front office and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and demanded he be sent to another team that would give him a lucrative deal.
Antonio Brown pays for billboards to thank fans in Pittsburgh.https://t.co/5eo4cx3fxD
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) March 14, 2019
Jon Gruden and the Raiders did just that, and now, he’s set to be the face of the franchise as they move to Las Vegas in 2020.
And Steelers fans, Brown just wants you to know that there are no hard feelings. Take that for what you will.