4 trade packages Steelers could accept for ILB Devin Bush
By Andrew Falce
Steelers trade with Jaguars
Steelers get: 2022 fifth-round pick, conditional 2023 fifth-round pick
Jaguars get: Bush
A team everyone should expect to get aggressive this offseason, the Jaguars have the money and the resources to build a competitive team. They need to capitalize here, as Trevor Lawrence is only going to get more expensive as time goes on. This offseason will be critical if the Jaguars want to make a serious playoff push and get the maximum out of their former top pick in the draft.
While Myles Jack is a great option at linebacker for them, their other option leaves something to be desired. Damien Wilson wasn’t a disaster for them at linebacker, but the Jaguars certainly could have gotten better play out of their defender. Linebacker is one of this team’s needs, and Bush could fill that role. Jack would continue with leading the defense, meaning Bush would take on a more reduced role (something that would honestly be a good thing for him).
The compensation here is a little different. With the Jaguars owning such a high pick, odds are they won’t want to part with a fourth-rounder. Instead, they send their fifth-round pick as well as a fifth-rounder in 2022 which is conditional based on Bush’s playing time. Bush would be a good fit in that defense and taking on less responsibility as a defensive leader would likely help him. It is a deal that makes sense from both sides.