Discussing on his “Movin’ The Chains” radio show on Sirius XM, former NFL player and current analyst Jim Miller believes that controversial all-pro wide receiver Antonio Brown would best be suited on the Bucs.

While he and his co-host Pat Kirwan mentioned a number of teams as possible targets to land Brown, Miller trusts new head coach Bruce Arians and his abilities to handle the disgruntled receiver as to why.

Former Steelers OC Bruce Arians
Former Steelers OC Bruce Arians – Photo by: Getty Images

Brown recently requested for a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers after the season was over. Some of Brown’s problems included a dispute between he and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and also a report that Brown was unhappy that he did not win the team MVP, which was given to fellow wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Arians was the Steelers offensive coordinator when Brown entered the league in 2010. He coached him for his first two years, so they do have a history together.

The Bucs also have their own case of a talented star wide receiver who doesn’t want to be there anymore with DeSean Jackson. They could potentially lose Adam Humphries to free agency as well, putting receiver as a need for the Bucs, which ironically was their strongest position last season.

What Miller does not mention over his Brown to the Bucs thought is Brown’s salary. He has three years left on his current contract with a cap hit that is over $22 million next year before it changes to $18 million and $19 million over the following two seasons.

After cutting Vinny Curry, the Bucs now have  roughly $16 million in cap space to spend in the off season, although the cap will increase this season. They would need to cut a lot of their own players and not be able to sign many other free agents to even entertain this idea.

The Bucs were the top rated passing team last season without Brown. While they need to replace Jackson, and Brown is a one of a kind talent, general manager Jason Licht has a couple of other players in house that he needs to decide on whether to keep – such as Humphries, Donovan Smith, and Kwon Alexander – before he can start to consider a Brown and Arians reunion.

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  1. lol this is pretty stupid, we are not going to get antonio brown at all.

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  2. It may not happen but both teams have disgruntled top receivers (Desean Jackson/Antonio Brown)….so could a one for one swap happen? Who knows…. it may be possible.

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  3. Oh yes of course. Why wouldn’t the Bucs get rid of one head case diva for another bigger more expensive one.
    This is called filling dead air.

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  4. Didn’t BA call him a diva? Lol hardly think that’s small talk for “we secretly want you here” no chance, I mean ZERO chance the Bucs get him. If it does, then I’ll state on pewter report that bucassbob is always right and I’m always wrong lol

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  5. This guy spent 9 years getting passes thrown by a HOF QB and he couldn’t get along. How long after he gets overthrown by Jameis a few times do you think it will take before he blows up here? Forget it, and if he was jealous of juju what do you think will happen with Mike Evans? Plus, we would have to give up assets. Hard NO.

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    • Ben will likely get in the hall of fame he’s really not any better than Winston if you ignore the picks.

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  6. Shock Jock. Waste my time.

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  7. An analysis from an analyst who cannot analyze.

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  8. The national media seems pretty clueless about the Bucs. Nothing new here.

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  9. Lack of Bucs info from these “analysts” aside, AB recently called BA out on Twitter. Called him fake and laughed at his ridiculous kango hats.

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    • https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/antonio-brown-fires-back-at-diva-bruce-arians-gets-in-twitter-beef-with-emmanuel-sanders/amp/

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      • #noGeezers #freshtalent #culturechange

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  10. even if we lose Hump and Djax, we have some special talent waiting for their shot!

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  11. Even if hump and djax leave, we got that next man up effect!

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  12. hey pewter report why dont you lazy ass’s update the coach’s list!!! lol

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  13. Wow dude has a job as an analyst and believes that, then verbalizes it! LOL

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  14. Cash would be better spent elsewhere.

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  15. please no

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  16. Puff Puff Pass!!!!!!!

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  17. No thanks.

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  18. No way we trade for AB. Bobo Wilson and Justin Watson are standing by waiting for their shot to replace Djax and Humphries. We already have a solid #1 WR who’s not a diva and AB isn’t coming here to be anybody’s #2. Zero chance this happens.

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  19. The Article says it best… We had the best passing attack last year with who we had… We could pay $22mil and keep Jackson and Humphries as well as sign RB’s Adrian Peterson or Coleman over signing 1 Brown, why would anyone consider that?

    And let Brown make fun of the Kango hats, anyone who has a style and doesn’t back down from it is top notch in my book, Brown was just reachin for a comeback after Arians called him a Diva… Sometimes The Truth Hurts…

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  20. Another pain in the ass Diva Steeler. No thanks. We have plenty of talent at WR and TE don’t need his garbage.

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  21. What total joke.

    The lack of any type of research and/or knowledge of the Bucs roster is evident by “the Bucs now have a need at WR”.

    Ummm..no they don’t. Let’s go over their options in the passing game. Evans, Goodwin and OJ in the front line. Not many better starting 3 than those guys. Also Brate is still in the roster, Wilson could thrive as a deep threat under Arians and Watson is a developing option. Then there’s the fact that Arian’s loves to get his backs involved in passing game as well.

    So it’s simple to sit back back, be lazy and see that Hump is a FA and DJax may be gone and say “gee Brown would fit in Tampa”…forget the fact the Bucs don’t gave the cap space, already gave a top paid WR, and have much bigger needs.

    By regurgitating what this idiot said, just gives morons like him reason to keep spewing garbage out if his mouth.

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  22. Brown is crazy talented but also crazy selfish, and BA knows this. Absolutely no way this is going to happen

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  23. Not going to happen, don’t want it to happen. I don’t want to see him flying in aboard a helicopter to trains camp.

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  24. Pewter report please correct me if I’m wrong but if we trade for brown then we won’t be on the hook for his pro rated signing bonus. We would just owe brown his salary and any signing bonuses. His salary for 2019 is 12.75 mil and 11.5 m in 2020 plus any roster bonuses. Pitt must pay the guaranteed signing bonus to Brown at time of trade which is 21+ mil. If we wait until after the roster bonus is due on the 4th day of the nfl calander then we don’t owe him a roster bonus either. Pitt does.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/platform/amp/2019/1/3/18163606/salary-cap-implications-for-the-steelers-if-they-move-forward-without-antonio-brown-trade-rumors-nfl

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    • We would only owe him salary plus roster bonus. No signing bonus.

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