5 positions Steelers should consider trading for in 2024

Trading for players is one way to instantly fix roster holes on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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3. Quarterback

Whether we want to admit it or not, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to be in the market for an upgrade at the quarterback position. In 25 career games (24 starts) Kenny Pickett has just 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Even with Matt Canada there for most of this, Pickett's shortcomings were easy to spot.

While Mike Tomlin has expressed his confidence in the former first-round quarterback, we have to assume that this team realizes that they can't start scoring points without an upgrade at the position. This isn't guaranteed to come in 2024, but Tomlin confirmed that they will be adding competition to the QB room during the offseason.

We don't know what this will look like, but the Steelers might not be willing to spend a high pick in the 2024 NFL Draft when they have so many glaring needs to address. Meanwhile, the free agent options are relatively slim this year (unless they feel like forking up big money for Kirk Cousins.

Because of this, a trade for a quarterback might make sense -- someone who could come in and push Pickett. If the Steelers wanted to go even bigger in a QB trade, there have been whispers that the Bears might make Justin Fields available, and Pittsburgh would be wise to come calling. If the asking price is right, this would make for an instant upgrade over what the Steelers have at the position.