Antonio Brown to Raiders? Jon Gruden a ‘big Fan,' John Clayton Says

The hot rumor right now is Steelers All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown being traded to the 49ers.

Michael Irvin wants it. Jerry Rice wants it. George Kittle wants it. The oddsmakers have the 49ers as the favorites to land Brown. Even Brown himself wants it, according to Rice.

But what about Brown to the Raiders?

According to former ESPN analyst John Clayton, it shouldn't be ruled out.

"I think, actually, Oakland would have a better chance to do something because they have three [first-round] draft choices," Clayton said Tuesday on 95.7 The Game. "And, of course, I think you could pretty well anticipate that the Steelers would like a No. 1."

The Raiders hold the No. 4, No. 24 and No. 27 overall picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in April.

Clayton also eluded to Brown having a fan in the Raiders' building.

"I could see - the Raiders have three first-round picks - and I think Jon Gruden would be interested in getting a guy like Antonio Brown," Clayton said. "Because I know he was a big fan of Antonio's work ethic and talent."

Brown has been the subject of trade rumors since the end of the regular season. He reportedly got into a heated argument with a teammate, skipped practices leading up to Pittsburgh's season finale and then didn't play in that game.

Last Thursday, Steelers owner Art Rooney II said the team has no plans to release Brown, but a trade would be an option.

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