3 trade packages Steelers could offer Colts at quarterback

Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

With the recent news of the Carson Wentz injury, here are three trade packages the Indianapolis Colts could offer the Pittsburgh Steelers for a quarterback.

With the recent announcement that the Colts starting quarterback Carson Wentz is out for up to the next 12 weeks, they may be looking for a new option to field at the position. Jacob Eason, Brett Hundley, and Sam Ehlinger are set to compete for the starting role in the meantime, but none are experienced options.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a trio of quarterbacks on their roster with only two of them likely making the team. With the Colts’ sudden need at quarterback, the team could flip one of them to the Colts in their time of need. Here are three trade options the Steelers could offer the Colts at quarterback.

Steelers trade Mason Rudolph

Colts receive Rudolph, Steelers receive a conditional 2022 fourth-round pick

Let me be clear up front, of the Steelers’ backup quarterbacks, Mason Rudolph is the least likely to be traded. While far from an elite player, the team appears confident in his ability as at least a short-term starter given the new contract they awarded him in the offseason. He has arguably flashed the best game film of any of the backups, meaning his price would be inherently the highest.

For the right price though, the Steelers could move on from him. The team would want a higher price for him given that the team has the most invested in him though. If the Colts would send a conditional fourth-round pick (that could turn into a third-round pick depending on play qualifications), it could be enough for the team to move Rudolph.

Given that the Colts only need a few months of play out of whoever they get to replace Wentz, Rudolph would make the most sense given his experience. It would come at the highest cost though, and of the three deals outlined this one seems the most unlikely.