Pittsburgh Steelers Trade Proposal: Eric Ebron to Packers
By Kody Duncan
The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer need Eric Ebron and the Packers are in desperate need of a catching tight end and Ebron should be their target at the trade deadline.
Eric Ebron would be the perfect trade candidate for the Pittsburgh Steelers to shop at the trade deadline. With the lack of draft capital in the 2022 NFL draft, the Steelers should look to trade Ebron to the Green Bay Packers. It would benefit both teams because of the lack of picks the Steelers have and the Packers’ lack of depth at that position.
What could Pittsburgh get for Ebron? That is the question that most Steelers fans would like to know. Here are my thoughts and what I think could happen before the deadline.
Steelers should trade Eric Ebron to the Packers
The Steelers no longer need the 28-year-old veteran now that Pat Freiermuth has taken over as the starting tight end. Against the Browns, Freiermuth showed why Pittsburgh drafted him in the second round of this past year’s draft as he had four catches for 44 yards and a game-winning touchdown that could be the catch of the year for the Steelers.
Not only did Freiermuth play well, 3rd string tight end Zach Gentry had a very good game. He not only was efficient as a run and pass blocker, but caught three passes for 39 yards. I believe this game was a test to see if Pittsburgh really needed Ebron anymore and they clearly do not. The offense looked better without him and I believe it would benefit not only the Steelers, but Ebron if he was dealt before the trade deadline. Here is my trade proposal with the Green bay Packers;
The Packers are in need of a catching tight end because of the loss of Robert Tonyan on the year with an ACL injury. Green Bay is in a win-now mode, so I could see them over paying for a guy like Ebron.
A fifth round pick might be a slight over pay, but would be worth it for them if it helps their playoff chances. Currently the Packers only have 37-year-old Marcedes Lewis. I do not think that is sustainable for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs. At his age, he is more likely to get injured and also he is more of a blocking tight end. With Ebron, Green Bay could have a more viable weapon between the numbers and help the other receivcers get open.
The Steelers currently have just three picks in the first five rounds of the 2022 draft. Adding a fifth round pick would help them out a lot for this upcoming draft. I think this trade would be a win-win-win for all parties involved and should be made before Tuesday’s trade deadline.