3 teams that would trade for Steelers WR Diontae Johnson
Green Bay Packers
The Packers have some contracts that currently project them to be in a few million in the hole next season, but they aren’t concerned with the future at the moment — nor should they be. Aaron Rodgers has led his team to three straight seasons of 13 wins but can’t quite seem to get over the hump to earn his second Super Bowl victory. Johnson could help.
In a somewhat shocking move, the Packers traded Davante Adams to the Raiders early in the offseason. Though they did take a wide receiver early, former North Dakota State product, Christian Watson, is incredibly raw and projects as a downfield threat. Meanwhile, Allan Lazard and a washed-up Sammy Watkins should force the Packers to seek additional help.
Diontae Johnson isn’t Davante Adams, but he would be a nice consolation prize for Rodgers with his ability to run crisp routes and create separation. Adding another high-quality receiver almost seems necessary after losing one of the best in the business this offseason.
The Packers currently have roughly $17 million in cap space to help get a deal like this done.
At the end of the day, the Steelers have to be willing to make Diontae Johnson available for trade — something I don’t believe they will do. However, if he was on the block, my money would be on these three teams to come knocking.