Could Antonio Brown be headed to the NFC North for 2019?

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Antonio Brown
(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Antonio Brown /

After reportedly requesting a trade on Tuesday, the current Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver could end up in the same division as the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Each and every season, the Minnesota Vikings have to deal with a variety of talented opposing players during their matchups against teams from the NFC North.

The Vikings have been trying to figure out how to stop Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for years, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to always make things difficult for Minnesota in their showdowns, and Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil made life miserable for the Vikings in both of their meetings last season.

Well, there’s now a possibility that a very dangerous wide receiver could become the newest divisional nemesis for Minnesota in 2019.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown has officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Given the talent that Brown possesses, he’s likely going to have interest from a lot of NFL teams this offseason. While the Vikings won’t be one of these teams since they’re set at receiver with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, the other three members of the NFC North may be interested in acquiring the Steelers pass catcher this year.

According to some recently updated odds of possible destinations for Brown in 2019, the Packers appear to have a very good shot and landing his services. OddsShark currently has Green Bay with the fourth-best odds to acquire the talented Steelers receiver this offseason.

Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer would obviously be thrilled if this were to actually happen.

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As if Zimmer already didn’t enjoy game-planning for Aaron Rodgers every time the Vikings have to play the Packers each season. Add in Brown to the mix and the Minnesota head coach will be getting even less sleep during the week leading up to each of their matchups with Green Bay in 2019.