Steelers stay steady in latest NFL trade deadline rumors
The Steelers do not seem like they will be active in the trade market before the deadline this upcoming week, but some teams might be.
November first marks the NFL trade deadline when clubs will not be able to complete any more trades after that period passes. Right now, all 32 teams can call and discuss trade endeavors with each other. The Steelers are struggling this season and that has led to a lot of trade speculation surrounding the club.
Trades have already gone down across the NFL, the most notable being Christian McCaffery being dealt to the San Francisco 49ers. There seems to be a lot of action happening across the league and that should lead to an exciting time leading up to this deadline. Competitors will be looking for an extra piece to put them over the top and the bottom feeders will be looking to stock-pile picks for the upcoming draft.
Chase Claypool sticks around the Steelers for Pickett’s development
Most fans of the Pittsburgh football team have heard the rumors surrounding Chase Claypool. The rumor states that many teams have circled around the Steelers asking about the struggling receiver and his availability before trades can no longer exist this year. Green Bay has apparently made him their top priority to try and salvage their season but the black and gold are demanding a ransom that seems out of reach. Expect Claypool to stick around because he is cheap and has a high ceiling unless the club gets blown away by an offer.
Robert Quinn could be traded after a disappointing season so far
Trading away Robert Quinn was unthinkable just a season ago after he racked up 18.5 sacks in 2021. Things have regressed quickly for this veteran, who has not been very consistent since leaving the Rams organization in 2017. If a competitor desperately needed a veteran presence to get after the passer, Quinn would be their guy. A fresh start for him to conclude his campaign on a contender would do him wonders.
Kareem Hunt could give Cleveland more picks for the draft
Currently, the rumor has Cleveland asking for a mid-round pick in return for Kareem Hunt. They are asking for a fourth-round selection in the upcoming draft to feel comfortable enough to deal their backup running back. Hunt has some history that comes along with him, but he has revamped his on-field career with the Browns. He was able to be a nice complimentary piece with Nick Chubb and should be able to do that for whoever acquires him.
Bradley Chubb being traded out of Denver would mean they are giving up
Here is one of the bigger names to pop up on the trade rumor list. Bradley Chubb has become a consistent edge rusher in the NFL and held his own after Von Miller was traded to the Rams last season. It would be somewhat of a surprise if the Broncos traded away Chubb, but if they get a king’s ransom for him, they would be foolish to not listen. Unless Denver gets some quality picks in return, Chubb should be someone the team builds itself around and not dispatch for a couple of picks.
Mason Rudolph could get some trade interest but things won’t escalate
Mason Rudolph is back again in the Steelers trade rumor mill. He has been connected to this kind of reporting since he was downgraded to the third-string spot in the preseason. Pittsburgh would probably have interest in dealing him if a club offered a mid-round selection in the upcoming draft to add more picks to their arsenal. Rudolph is a solid backup guy and someone a contending team could need in case their starter goes down. Him being dealt is still unlikely, but it seems like he could be more likely to be traded than Claypool right now.
The Steelers might not be active during this trade deadline unless an offer comes to them that they cannot refuse. The rest of the NFL should see some deals being made, which might include a shocking name.