3 reasons Steelers need to sell the farm at the NFL trade deadline

The current state of the Steelers shows why they should be selling at the trade deadline.
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2. Steelers have too many holes to patch at the deadline

If I really thought that the Pittsburgh Steelers were just a piece or two away from competing for a Super Bowl, then, by all means, go for it. However, we know for certain that this isn't the case. Whether you want to admit it or not, the Steelers have some glaring holes all around their roster.

Let's start with the offensive side of the ball. Kenny Pickett has not lived up to lofty expectations as a former first-round pick, and this team isn't going to be able to do anything to improve the QB situation this year. Likewise, Mason Cole has had a terrible season and might be the worst center in the league right now. Though Pittsburgh can call on Broderick Jones if they choose, they will still have a weakness at right tackle with Chukwuma Okorafor.

Defensively, it's great to see that Joey Porter Jr. is finally getting the nod as a starting cornerback for Pittsburgh, but even with Levi Wallace benched, Patrick Peterson and Chandon Sullivan are two very weak links in the back end. The safety play outside of Minkah Fitzpatrick hasn't been very good either, nor has the defensive line without Cameron Heyward.

While adding a top-notch cornerback would certainly help, there are far too many holes on this roster to believe that the Steelers are in a position to compete for a championship. Perhaps with a strong offseason in 2024, they will be ready to make an aggressive move for a player at the deadline this time next year.