3 players Steelers should entertain trade offers for in 2022 offseason
By Tommy Jaggi
The Pittsburgh Steelers could use all of the draft capital they can get. Here are three players they should entertain offers for if the price is right.
For the first time in forever, the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely going to be without Ben Roethlisberger next season. Along with his pending departure, much of Mike Tomlin’s roster could look very different in 2022.
Like it or not, Pittsburgh is on the cusp of a rebuild. While we need all the talent we can get, there are some players who haven’t meshed as well as we had hoped, and thus may not be part of the future plans. The Steelers need players who are going to get with the program and we know they could use all of the draft capital they can get to help rebuild this team for the future.
Here are three players they should consider shopping in 2022:
Steelers should entertain offers for Chase Claypool
It makes me sad that I have to include Chase Claypool on this list. After watching him early in his rookie season, Claypool appeared to have the makings of a superstar thanks to his incredibly rare combination of size and athletic traits. For a big man, he’s spectacular after the catch.
But it’s not his play that has me thinking that the Steelers should consider putting him on the trade block; rather, his character is a concern to me. We have seen bone-headed, diva wide receivers come through these doors over the past decade, and their stories never end well.
While I certainly hope that Claypool never becomes a head-case like Antonio Brown, he has made some poor decisions on and off the field over the past year and has had some questionable responses when addressing the media.
Still a very good player on a rookie contract, the Steelers could fetch pretty good compensation for him in a trade. This doesn’t help your team get better right away, but it frees them up to re-sign JuJu Smith-Schuster and they can use the high pick received from Claypool on one of their many positions of need.