Antonio Brown joining the NFC for the 2019 season could cause problems for the Los Angeles Rams in making another run at playing in the Super Bowl.
Even though the chances of the Los Angeles Rams acquiring Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers seems like a long shot at the moment, this doesn’t mean the NFC champions shouldn’t be worried about where he could potentially end up.
Since the Rams are currently set at the wide receiver position with four solid players, the last thing that Sean McVay wants to do is mess up his team’s chemistry, although knowing Los Angeles, nothing should ever be ruled out when it comes to potential moves.
Right after the news was announced that Pittsburgh would explore trade options for the speedy wideout, the San Francisco 49ers were listed as a potential landing spot for Brown, and rightfully so since they could use someone like Brown to make life easier for Jimmy Garoppolo.
With that being said, another report from Pro Football Talk on Sunday indicating how the Steelers have the intention of only trading Brown to another NFC team, which completely makes sense since the last thing they want to do is trade up to another AFC contender.
In other words, as much of a threat as the 49ers seemed in regards to land Brown with the possibility of the Rams having to see him twice a year, it looks like they may need to be on alert for the rest of the conference as well.
Obviously, the thought of having to see Brown twice a year would cause problems for Los Angeles when it comes to winning the NFC West title for a third season in a row, but watching him join a strong contender could spell trouble come January if they were to face him in the playoffs.
Brown’s experience alone on top of the 15 touchdown catches hauled in during the 2018 season are just a few of many examples over how much of an impact he could make on any serious contender in the NFC. And if the Rams weren’t thinking about this possibility before, they better be doing so now.
Los Angles already knew reaching the Super Bowl for a second year in a row was going to be extremely difficult with teams like the New Orleans Saints or Dallas Cowboys standing in their way.
Add Brown into the mix if the Steelers do end up finding a trade partner for the wideout on a NFC contender, that path to another Super Bowl appearance becomes even more difficult for the Rams during the 2019 season.