Steelers could trade Cameron Heyward
There is no more logical trade chip on the Steelers, assuming they decide to sell at the deadline and build for the future than Cameron Heyward. While Heyward has been a stalwart for this team and is among the franchise greats along the defensive line, his career is almost over, and he won’t have a shot at a Super Bowl with this current roster.
Heyward has been a fixture on this defense for the past ten seasons. He is a fierce run defender and can bully blockers in the pass game. While I am not arguing against his play, the fact of the matter is, that Heyward is old and coming off a groin injury. Even if he returns at full strength, his time with the Steelers is almost out.
Trading him now would likely be for less than you would want, but keeping Heyward on a rebuilding unit also doesn’t make sense. Even if the turnaround was within a season or two, Heyward would be too old to still be a factor.
If this team decides to sell some assets at the deadline and rebuild, Heyward won’t have a logical home on the roster. Instead, even if it isn’t for the top capital you may want, Pittsburgh would be wise to trade him away and recoup something for him now.
While the 3-2 record is good enough for now, this team needs to correct its flaws during the bye week. If they don’t and the team opts to sell some players at the trade deadline, these five stars make the most sense to be on the chopping block.