The receiving combination of Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown were one of the most lethal combinations in the NFL in 2011. If Wallace decides to return to the Steelers on a one-year tendered contract from the Steelers, Pittsburgh will be forced at the end of 2012 to possibly having to choose between these two players.
Wallace will have played out the one-year tender at the end of next season, and the only way the Steelers would be able to guarantee his return in 2013 would be to use the franchise tag on him, something they were not willing to do this year.
Antonio Brown will be playing in his third season with the Steelers in 2013. Like Wallace this year, the Steelers could tender Brown next season and get a first-round pick as compensation if they fail to sign him.
That leads to the question: if not both, which one should the Steelers make the long-term commitment to going into the future?
Both players appear to be great at what they do. However, the reality is not many teams can afford to keep two players at the same position.
I think it is obvious to say that the Steelers should keep the player that is going to have a better NFL career, but the not so obvious question is, which one is it going to be?
Here we will take a look at these two players, and determine which of the two, that the Steelers SHOULD keep.