Pittsburgh Steelers: No Antonio Brown
You can’t lose Antonio Brown, no matter how disgruntled he may have been last season, and expect everything to be the same. Pittsburgh was without Le’Veon Bell last season and should be able to handle him leaving. But it could be a different story without Brown.
JuJu Smith-Schuster looks like a no. 1 receiver, but everything he’s done, he’s done while teams have focused on stopping Brown. He will now be the top priority of every opposing defense, which means the likes of Eli Rogers, Donte Moncrief, James Washington, Diontae Johnson, and Ryan Switzer will have to step up. To be fair, that’s not a bad group, but even with Smith-Schuster, Brown leaves massive shoes to fill.