5 veterans the Steelers could trade away for draft capital in 2022
By Tommy Jaggi
CB Joe Haden
Joe Haden and his agent have already made it abundantly clear that they have no intention of returning to the Steelers in 2022 after Haden’s contract expires this year. He confirmed this with a tweet that simply read “#LastDance” after contract extension talks fell through prior to the start of the season.
At this stage in his career, Haden isn’t worth a whole lot – especially considering that his play has already shown some decline over the past two seasons. However, Haden’s reputation as a former three-time Pro Bowler and the fact that he has 7 interceptions over the past two seasons could be enough to entice a team with Super Bowl aspirations this year.
In exchange for the experienced ball-hawk cornerback, Pittsburgh could receive a late-round pick – perhaps the sixth-rounder to make up for the one they traded away for linebacker Joe Schobert late this summer.
This is a trade that has the potential to work out for both sides involved. Their trade partner would be getting a stop-gap, plug-and-play cornerback that would offer ample depth while the Steelers would add much-needed draft capital to their thin list of picks they currently own next April.