In a league where stars rarely win contract disputes and rarely choose their teams, Antonio Brown did both. Other players are noticing.
Shortly after Brown got his wish of a trade out of Pittsburgh and a new contract, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen said in a series of tweets that Brown helped show that players can occasionally win a game that is usually won by the owners.
“AB just disrupted a system that’s designed for us to contractually lose in. If you hate it then hate what the other side does everyday,” Allen wrote.
Allen believes that Brown was wise to make waves publicly and force the Steelers’ hand.
“He had to publicly do this to even have a chance of being moved. If he would have quietly tried this which a lot guys do he’d still be in Pittsburgh. Owners can move in silence because they have the power,” Allen wrote.
In Allen’s view, if owners don’t want players to try to force their way out of situations like Brown just did,…