Rumors have been swirling around all week in the Steelers' camp that star WR Antonio Brown has ticked off the organization to the point where the team is willing to trade him.
The Jets could very well be a landing spot if that was, in fact, the case.
New York has the cap space (projected $100 million to work with this offseason), and Brown is just the No. 1 receiver the team is desperately looking to provide their franchise QB Sam Darnold with.
But is Brown the right fit for the Jets? SNY's Willie Colon -- a former Steelers and Jets offensive lineman -- doesn't think so.
"Not at all," Colon said. "You want this type of impact player to come in the locker room and have fits and cause chaos in a locker room that's really trying to find it's identity?"
Colon also points out how the young Darnold wouldn't know how to deal with Brown if he starts to show frustration over targets.
"You think a guy like Antonio Brown would be good for the psyche of Sam Darnold?" Colon questioned. "Not at all. He wouldn't know how to handle Antonio Brown if he's not getting the ball in the first half."
Brown has a history of antics with the Steelers and his latest led to his benching in Week 17 -- a must-win for Pittsburgh to reach the playoffs. The seven-time Pro Bowler reportedly skipped meetings after throwing a ball at a teammate, and decided not to show up to the team's walkthrough on Saturday morning.
He did, however, make the trip to Heinz Field with the expectation that he was going to play on Sunday. But when he learned Tomlin was going to bench him, he supposedly left early.
This isn't the same Brown that Colon remembers when the receiver arrived in Pittsburgh as a sixth-rounder in 2010 hoping to prove himself. Colon played alongside Brown in 2011 and 2012, where he saw how he was "just built on being the best player he can be."
Unfortunately, that isn't the case anymore.
"I remember Antonio Brown when he showed up to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a garbage bag, an "Even Steven" haircut, and he was just built on being the best player he can be," Colon said. "Now he's turned into this somewhat of a prima donna."
Even with the off-the-field drama at times, players still want Brown on their team, which is why Jets S Jamal Adams began his recruitment on Twitter. He also went on WFAN to further his pitch to Brown, saying "that dude is a star" and "everything is about football with him."
But Colon says Adams needs to choose which Steelers superstar he truly wants: Brown or RB Le'Veon Bell. The Jets are among a group of teams that can afford the contract Bell is expected to receive in free agency, and Gang Green needs a resurgence in their backfield.
The receiving market is nothing to be excited about, though, which is why the Jets will likely ponder trading for Brown. Colon, though, can't see a healthy marriage between the two sides.
With a team trying to rebuild itself into a championship-caliber group, the risk of adding a top talent like Brown who could explode at any moment may be counterproductive long-term.