Steelers best move #2: Trading Kendrick Green
Am I celebrating a 2025 6th-round pick? You bet!
The Kendrick Green saga officially came to an end when it was announced that the Texans were sending the aforementioned pick for him. More than likely, the Green saga was going to end regardless, as his roster odds didn’t seem great. Despite this being his third season in the league, Green still looked like a mess and was constantly beaten in training camp and the preseason.
The fact that the Steelers got anything for Green is quite an accomplishment. I get that he has some pedigree as a former third-round pick, but positive tape of his play is few and far between. I figured Green was getting dealt for a conditional seventh-round pick in the future and was shocked when the actual details broke.
Offensive linemen are in demand, but Green got more value than players like Isaiah Simmons and Albert Okwegbunam. I would argue that both are better than Green, as at least they aren’t a regular detriment to the team they are on when on the field.
Add in the fact that the Texans were second on the waiver wire, meaning they would have had top dibs on Green, which makes this trade really confusing. That said, I’m not going to question it. The Steelers got a decent pick for a player of no value to them. I was shocked when a deal was announced, but it is easily one of the best moves this team could have made during roster cutdowns.