Steelers fans should ultimately hope that Pittsburgh loses vs Colts
I know that this goes against our nature. We want to see the Pittsburgh Steelers be a competitive football team and get back to a championship game. However, this team isn’t going to do as much as sniff the playoffs in their current state.
As much as it might pain us to admit, the Steelers would be better off losing games down the stretch in order to increase their draft positioning. Picking near the top of the 2023 NFL Draft could either allow them to snag an elite, blue-chip prospect or give them the opportunity to double their draft capital in a trade-back.
Either way, we will probably be looking at this team a few months from now and wishing they wouldn’t have won that extra game or two down the stretch. Don’t get me wrong; I still want to see Pickett and the team play well. However, I do believe it would be beneficial if this 3-7 team didn’t win games that ultimately force them to be far enough removed from landing elite talent in the NFL Draft.
Right now, the Pittsburgh Steelers just aren’t a very good football team, but neither are the Indianapolis Colts. With the future to worry about, there are far more important things to root for than a likely meaningless win against a 4-6-1 Colts team this week.