Antonio Brown Offseason Prop Odds
Which team will roster Antonio Brown in Week 1 of the 2019 NFL Season? Oddsmakers have released odds for the teams that could wind up with Brown in uniform for the start of the regular season and his current team is favored.
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com, the Steelers have 3/1 odds as the team that will have Brown on their roster for Week 1 of the 2019 season. The fact that Pittsburgh is the current favorite to retain Brown’s services for next season make sense. For one, he’s currently on their roster. Secondly, the Steelers would have to eat $21.1 million in dead cap space if they traded Brown, and that number increases to $23.6 million after March 17. Finally, Brown will reportedly meet with Steelers owner Art Rooney to discuss his standing with the team, so perhaps things will be smoothed over when the player and the team meet face to face.
That said, Brown has been connected to the 49ers, to the point where former San Francisco great Jerry Rice said that Brown “really badly” wants to play for the Niners. Of the teams not named the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 49ers have the best odds to have Brown on their roster for Week 1 of the 2019 season at 7/2.
Continuing with the odds, the Cowboys are 9/1 to have Brown in uniform for Week 1 of next season, followed by the Jets at 10/1. The Packers are 12/1, while the Cardinals and Colts are 14/1, respectively. The Bills, Eagles and Saints are all 16/1, respectively, followed by the Dolphins at 18/1. A handful of teams are 20/1, respectively, to have Brown on their roster for the start of next season; they include the Bears, Panthers, Raiders and Rams.
Some of the other long shots to acquire Brown this offseason are the Lions, Patriots and Seahawks, who are all 25/1, respectively, while the Broncos are 30/1. Finally, the Browns, Ravens and Titans have the longest odds on the board at 40/1, respectively.
In related news, ESPN’s Mike Wells does not expect the Colts to pursue Brown despite Indianapolis’ overflow of cap space. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora also reports that the Steelers aren’t willing to trade Brown to the Patriots or inside the AFC North, which includes the Ravens, Browns and Bengals.