4 deals the Steelers could consider swinging before the NFL trade deadline passes

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Adding an upgrade at strong safety should be a priority for this team

Most people knew that the Steelers offense would be terrible again this year. Since changes were refused, you cannot expect anything to magically change with little alterations made on the schematic part on offense. The real shocker has been with this club has been their lack of quality play on the defensive side of the ball.

Other than a couple of splash plays to make a difference in a couple of games, there has been little to like about this unit. Their cornerbacks might be the worst duo in the NFL, and the secondary looks confused every snap they're out there. Nothing seems to be changing, but there could be a few trade options for the Steelers to pursue.

Maybe a cornerback like Patrick Surtain II would be of interest, but he will cost an arm and a leg to acquire. A more affordable player might be veteran safety Kareem Jackson from the Denver Broncos. The club in the mountains of Denver is still a mess this year and they need all the assets they can get coming their way.

Jackson could be a nice veteran presence to settle things in Pittsburgh's secondary for the remainder of this year. He is a former cornerback who has successfully made the transition over the strong safety. He is a smart player who should be able to get things going for this defense to close out the season in a more stable function.