From the rumors I'm reading we would be trading the Cowboys 1st rounder we got for Amari Cooper and a late round pick. Essentially trading Amari for AB. AB's cap hit is even the same as Amari would have been. Definite upgrade if he still plays like his old self.
My only worry is if we're a 4-12 team again that AB will pout and be locker room cancer. Hopefully he's down for the re-build.
Yeah Steelers should have got more and the fans are pissed. But after what we dealt with with Le'Veon Bell looming over our heads for an entire season, the front office just wanted to get rid of him and move on. Sad as hell since he's an amazing talent and the fans loved him for 7 years. But his best days are behind him. Getting older and crazier and going from a HOF QB to Carr can't help his production. Either way, this will cement another decade of the Steelers being in the playoff hunt and somehow losing to a 4-12 Raiders team.