The Jets are looking to add playmakers.
New York has had internal discussions about pursuing a trade for disgruntled Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, according to a report from SNY, which cites an unidentified team source.
As of Thursday, however, the team had not “officially reached out” to Pittsburgh about a potential deal, the report says.
The Jets do not want to include the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft in a package for Brown, according to the report. New York also doesn’t have a second-round selection in 2019.
Brown has spent his entire nine-year career in Pittsburgh. But he has been unhappy with the Steelers and requested they move him earlier this month.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said this week the team would only deal Brown for a significant package in return.
“Of course, if you’re going to subtract that player (Brown) from your team, you want compensation that justifies that, and that’s what we’re seeking,” Colbert said, via the Post-Gazette. “We’re open to it, but again if it doesn’t benefit us, we won’t do it; that’s as simple as it gets.”
Brown, a seven-time Pro Bowl player, tallied 1,297 receiving yards and 15 scores with the Steelers in 2018.
New York is also interested in free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief, according to an earlier report from the Daily News.