Antonio Brown has officially requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brown tweeted a farewell to the Steelers and their fans, saying it is "time to move on and forward."

Brown has been the subject of widespread trade speculation after he failed to show up to work the day before the season finale.

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN on Jan. 25 he has spoken to the Steelers to express Brown's "position" but wouldn't divulge details.

Brown believes he has been the scapegoat for issues with the Steelers.