We are inside of a month from the 2021 NFL trade deadline. While the Steelers have not indicated they are going to make a trade; they have some options.
It’s the Steelers’ nature to not opt for the big trades; as an organization, they like to build through the draft sign free agents as needed to plug gaps they may have in one position or another. And on occasion, if they see a trade they like, and there are benefits for the club, they go for it. Case in point, the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade; no one can doubt that was not a good trade for the Steelers.
One potential trade option on the table was JuJu Smith-Schuster, but that went away after his injury; they will not be able to deal him in a trade now if they had ever considered it at all. That said, the Steelers do not have to trade a big-name player to be able to secure the bodies they need to help bolster their franchise and make a run at getting into the playoffs after a slow start in 2021.
They could do it with any of these potential trades by trading second-string players or by trading away a few future draft choices. Either way, they could end up adding players that could help the Steelers immediately or serve as a crucial insurance policy in case of another injury down the line, as those will happen.
So here are some potential trade options the Steelers could pursue before the trade deadline at 4:00 pm on November 2nd.