The Steelers won't consider dealing Brown within the division or to the cream of the conference for the better part of two decades, the Patriots, according to Albert Breer of MMQB. That's the only reason we didn't include the Browns and New England, both flush with cap space and/or draft capital and clearly willing to push in all their chips.
The football fits would be outstanding, but it makes sense that Steelers brass wouldn't send him to a team they'll see at least twice annually or the one most likely restricting their path back to the Super Bowl.
Still, the Browns just showed in their signing of Kareem Hunt that talent trumps off-field questions, especially as they appear ready to make a long-overdue playoff push.
The Patriots, more than any other team, have proven consistently that they can turn other teams' cast-offs into their own invaluable cast members. And with Rob Gronkowski's future in Foxboro uncertain, Brown would make sense for all the same reasons as acquiring Josh Gordon last fall.