Agent Drew Rosenhaus said in an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday morning that the Raiders were “a great fit” for his client.
“Jon Gruden, I believe, is a future Hall of Fame coach and one of the great offensive minds in football and the Raiders have a fantastic franchise quarterback in Derek Carr, they have a great tradition, great fan base, moving to Las Vegas,” he said.
“This is just a great fit for Antonio. He wanted a fresh start and certainly got an opportunity to go to a renowned franchise, one of the marquee franchises in the NFL, a historical team. I’m sure Al Davis would be very proud of this transaction.”
Rosenhaus was asked what went wrong in Pittsburgh to sever the nine-season relationship between Brown and the Steelers.
“Well, obviously things fell apart at the end of the season,” he said. “Antonio wanted to play in the last game against the Bengals, it didn’t work out that way, there were a lot of things said that, really it was just a divorce. Antonio had nine great years. Sometimes in life, whether it’s sports or business, you have a great relationship, but things happen and you have to move on.”
Listen to how it all went down below:
Listen to how the deal went down straight from the mouth of
He said some great things about GM Mike Mayock, HC Gruden, & QB Carr #RaiderNation check this out! pic.twitter.com/7ejksJXo6G
— LILALDAVIS (@LILAlDavis) March 10, 2019
Rosenhaus added that “there’s absolutely no hard feelings [with the Steelers] and we spoke with the team last night once the trade was agreed to and wished them the best.”
Brown first indicated on his Instagram account late Saturday night that he was heading to Oakland:
This will be the first NFL trade for new Raiders general manager Mike Mayock.
The addition of Brown provides an explosive deep threat for Carr that Gruden and the rebuilding Raiders desperately need.
Let’s see if AB can behave for a bit.
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