By the end of next week, Antonio Brown will no longer be a Pittsburgh Steeler. Brown finishes his career with the second most catches and yards in Steelers history. He is the best receiver in the history of the organization. He's going to finish his career as one of the best of all time.
How will be be remembered? As the young man who made a crucial catch on 3rd and 19 against the Ravens in the Divisional Round of the 2010 playoffs?
Or will he be remembered as the man who forced himself out of Pittsburgh because his feelings got hurt? Will he be remembered as the guy who allegedly threw things off of a 14th story balcony? Or the guy who went 100 miles per hour on McKnight Road?
Will he be remembered as the guy who had the "immaculate extension" against the Ravens on Christmas day in 2016?
There is room for nuance. I've often said that I would pay to watch Antonio Brown PRACTICE. He's that damn good. Watching him at training camp over the years has been a treat. I'll remember the talent, I'll remember the production. His legacy will also be somewhat tarnished because of how things ended. He also never won a championship.
I'll be sad to see an all-time great go, but I can also say, "don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out."