3 teams that would trade for Steelers WR Diontae Johnson

Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Steelers probably aren’t willing to trade Diontae Johnson, but here are three teams that would certainly have interest in the Pro Bowl receiver.

Of all of the scenarios that could possibly come to fruition with Diontae Johnson, dealing him in a trade is probably the least likely. Parting with a player during the prime of his NFL career just doesn’t seem like the Pittsburgh Steelers way.

However, there’s certainly no security that Johnson will be around long-term with Pittsburgh at this point in time. Wide receivers are valuable today and there are many teams who are really lacking in this department. Meanwhile, the Steelers are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to drafting and replacing the wide receiver position.

Though it’s very unlikely that Omar Khan would entertain trade requests for his top wide receiver, these three teams would probably be among the first to come knocking:

Chicago Bears

I feel bad for Justin Fields. Former head coach, Matt Nagy, didn’t exactly put him in a position to succeed as a rookie. Since then, the Bears have lost their best piece of along the offensive line to the Steelers in free agency (James Daniels) and did almost nothing to replenish their offense in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Bears selected return specialist Velus Jones in the third round this year. Darnell Mooney, Bryon Pringle, and Velus Jones aren’t exactly the cream of the crop. Adding a go-to option like Diontae Johnson to the mix could help offer some stability to Fields in the passing game.

This is a team who just lost Allen Robinson in free agency and is in serious need of an upgrade. Meanwhile, the Bears have the third-most available cap space in the NFL, via Over the Cap. That available cap space jumps all the way up to over $97 million next season. Getting Diontae Johnson on a sign-and-trade would be easily manageable.