On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally put an end to the Antonio Brown saga. Dealing the disgruntled receiver to the Oakland Raiders. This was in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick. The trade was surprising because the team was reportedly asking for a first round pick for the All-Pro receiver. What does this mean for Oakland Raiders Super Bowl 2020 betting odds?
In addition to finally getting his wish, Brown also cashed in on a new contract. Brown agreed to a new three-year deal worth up to $54.125 million from the Raiders, with $30.125 million guaranteed. Talk about a lot of money! His previous contract with the Steelers had three years and $38.9 million left, but none of the money was guaranteed.
After the trade was announced, Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus said the Raiders were a great fit for Brown.
“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.
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“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.”
When asked what went wrong with Brown and the Steelers, Rosenhaus said, “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.”
For his part, Gruden has been a big fan of Brown for years.
“He can run every route you dream up,” Gruden said of Antonio Brown at the time.
“I say that about other receivers, but he can run double moves, he can run by you, he can run crossing routes, he’s very good after the catch.
What’s the greatest thing about this man? I’ve told all our receivers, if you get a chance to watch him practice, you’ll see what unlocks the greatness in him.”
In conclusion, the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl 2020 betting odds are now +8000. Also, 80/1 Super Bowl odds after the Antonio Brown trade at the top betting sites.