4 Steelers who could be traded away during 2023 offseason
The Steelers would be wise to be stockpiling draft picks, and these four veterans could be traded to acquire more.
The Steelers are heading into one of their most critical offseason periods in recent memory. The team has their quarterback, for better or for worse, locked into a rookie deal, and now they need to get aggressive in building a competitive roster around him. There are some players in place, but the offseason needs to be dedicated to bettering this roster for Kenny Pickett.
Part of the equation could be trading underwhelming players for draft picks to help build out this roster. While the Steelers have never been aggressive traders before, they have some names that should at least be floated around to other teams to see what they could get. Here are the four current Steelers players that could be traded this offseason.
Steelers should trade Kendrick Green for almost anything
Easily one of the worst picks the Steelers have made in recent years, Kendrick Green was a raw player with far too large of expectations as a rookie. He predictably struggled, and this past season saw him reduced to a gameday inactive for most of the season. The team isn’t comfortable with him even as a backup, so moving on seems likely.
The only benefit of Green is that offensive linemen retain a lot of value for teams. Anyone that showed interest in him before the draft may want the chance to secure his services as opposed to risking him entering waivers. It wouldn’t be for much, at the most, it would be a swap of late-round picks but getting anything back for him would be a huge win.