3 trade packages the Steelers could offer for C.J. Henderson

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson (23) Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson (23) Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers trade Washington

Steelers receive Henderson, Jaguars receive Washington and a conditional 6th-round pick

This last deal makes the most sense out of any of them to me. While the James Washington trade rumors have been disputed, it would certainly make sense for the former second-round pick to be moved. He is in the last year of his contract and is firmly the fourth receiver in a pretty stacked room. The Jaguars aren’t desperate for a receiver, but Washington would be an upgrade over Marvin Jones.

While Washington is the more established veteran, Henderson does hold slightly more value at this time given how high of a draft pick he was. The Steelers throw in a conditional sixth-round pick to sweeten the deal here. That sixth-round pick is tied to certain play stats for Washington, and if he hits them then the sixth-round pick is no longer a part of the deal in question.

This deal makes the most sense for both sides. The Jaguars get an upgrade for Trevor Lawrence to throw to and the Steelers get a new and talented face for their secondary. The sixth-round pick is additional collateral in case Washington doesn’t produce for the Jaguars. Given the team’s lack of draft capital though, this move makes a lot of sense for both sides.

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With the Jaguars reportedly shopping their former top ten pick, it would make a lot of sense for the Steelers to be interested at the right price. With the number of short and long-term questions in this secondary, adding a talent with the long-term potential of Henderson would be a good move. One of these three trades could be enough for the team to land Henderson in a trade with the Jaguars.