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Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by Purplepain2018 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:06 pm

What do you think the prospect of the Vikings acquiring Antonio Brown from the Steelers? It sounds like the Steelers maybe willing to trade Antonio Brown in the offseason and the Vikings need another reliable and dangerous wide receiver. The Vikings know what they have in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. If Antonio Brown is added to this roster with Dalvin Cook at running back and Kyle Rudolph at tight end that is a very potent and dangerous offensive unit. Who would a defense double team like they were in the last half of the season? A defense could not double team Thielen and leave Diggs and Brown open...


Now I know this trade will probably not happen, but can you imagine how dangerous the Vikings offense would be with Diggs, Thielen and Brown...
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Post by Bowhunting Viking » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Great talent, but I don't think I would want anything to do with him. I listened to former teammates talk about his antics this weekend and the way he acted on social media, I think he would be a huge disruptive force in the locker room. Would love his talent but not what he brings with it. Just my opinion.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking?

Post by S197 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:36 pm

I'm hopeful the front office learns from last year's mistakes vs making the same ones again. We need draft capital to shore up our sieve of a line, not add to an already very good position. Not to mention the cap implications.

I'm also going to edit the title a bit because it makes it seem like this is a rumor or news going around.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm

Antonio Brown carries a $22 million cap hit who's signed through 2021.

So ... where exactly would we get the cap space?
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:27 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Antonio Brown carries a $22 million cap hit who's signed through 2021.

So ... where exactly would we get the cap space?
Since this is some type of dream thread, maybe Monopoly Money?
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Let's get a way-back machine, create Tom Brady in his prime, and randy moss as well.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:09 pm

Pros:

- Arguably the best WR in the NFL.
- Unguardable
- Joins Diggs/Thielen, each great in their own right. Makes them very hard to defend
- Instant playmaker that can do take the top off the defense
- Hungry to piss off Pittsburgh
- Contract...still 3 years left


Cons:

- Ultimate primadonna
- Issues with leadership remain a Q. Disrespectful towards Tomlin and non-responsive to Ben (who in all fairness threw teammates under the bus constantly). Zimmer and Kirk are complete opposites, respectively, but it's a glaring Q. Would he respond better to this team?
- Contract...more money that the Vikings can't really spend and he undoubtedly will want an extension prior to his contract expiring, making him a holdout candidate
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 pm

Of course I'd take him but the cap wouldn't allow it.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by mansquatch » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:07 am

I'm against this move. His negatives do not outweigh his positives when you consider he would only be an incremental upgrade over Diggs or Thielen. If this was the 2014 Vikings crop of WR it would be a different situation, but we already have one of the elite WR tandems in the NFL. Yes, Brown would be an improvement over Diggs or Thielen but it wouldn't be a vast improvement. My sense is it would be a marginal one at best. Yet we take a $22MM cap hit and have to deal with his locker room garbage. You can bet he would butt heads with ZImmer. That seems almost guaranteed.

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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:35 pm

A volatile WR who will complain about not getting the ball enough with this team's commitment to balance and poor offensive line? I will pass.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by FullWood » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:43 pm

He was a headache earlier in the season I forgot what he did but he was talked about once the steelers lost the first 2 games. Great receiver but i'll pass. Besides we have other issues to deal with.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by Purplepain2018 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Hey remember guys I posted this as a hypothetical type trade...I know it will never happen. Just trying to generate some conversation about What if....some of you guys need to calm down. I will spell it in five letters....R---E---L---A---X.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by cmoss84 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:23 pm

Not looking at the "teammate" aspect of Brown here, just wanting to know about our financial situation. If we cut ties with Griffen, Rudolph and Treadwell, would it clear up enough money to make it work? I'm not a salary cap expert, and appreciate any responses.
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:31 pm

cmoss84 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Not looking at the "teammate" aspect of Brown here, just wanting to know about our financial situation. If we cut ties with Griffen, Rudolph and Treadwell, would it clear up enough money to make it work? I'm not a salary cap expert, and appreciate any responses.
Probably doable but would be a complete waste of money
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Re: Antonio Brown a Viking? (Hypothetical)

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:05 pm

cmoss84 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Not looking at the "teammate" aspect of Brown here, just wanting to know about our financial situation. If we cut ties with Griffen, Rudolph and Treadwell, would it clear up enough money to make it work? I'm not a salary cap expert, and appreciate any responses.
Won't work.

Cap space gained by cutting:
Griffen: $10.54 million
Rudolph: $7.25 million
Laquon Treadwell: $0 (his entire salary and bonus would be dead money)

Total cap space gained: $17.79 million.

Brown's contract for 2019: $22.16 million.

You're short $4.37 million.
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