Disgruntled Steelers WR Antonio Brown met with team owner Art Rooney on Tuesday, tweeting after that both sides agreed a trade made the most sense:
"Had a great meeting with Mr.Rooney today we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I'll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization! #CallGod #Boomin"
While the Steelers agreed to work on a trade, they have not given permission for Brown and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to speak with interested teams, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Brown had made it clear last week that he wanted out of Pittsburgh when he tweeted what amounted to a goodbye to the Steelers.
"Thank you Steeler Nation for a big 9 years...time to move on and forward.......#NewDemands," he wrote.
Brown, 30, attached a video of highlights from his time with the Steelers with Lil Uzi Vert's "Now I Do What I Want" playing.
Brown and the Steelers have had a growing rift which came to a head at the end of the 2018 season when he clashed with teammates, was benched the final game of the season and battled some off-the-field issues as well.
Brown, arguably the best receiver in the league, is signed through the next three seasons and is set to make $12.65 million in 2019, $11.3 million in 2020, and $12.5 million in 2021.
The Jets have roughly $94 million in cap space for next season and must prioritize surrounding 21-year-old quarterback Sam Darnold with weapons.
Safety Jamal Adams has been open about wanting Brown to join Gang Green, including him in his recruiting efforts alogn with free agent Le'Veon Bell.
"I want you guys to come be a part of something special," Adams said on the NFL Network on Feb. 4. "I think we have a lot of new energy, new coaching staff. The sky's the limit, we're just missing a few pieces. If you guys come join us, there will be nothing like bringing a Super Bowl back to the Jets organization."