Somehow, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-2 and atop the AFC North.
The Steelers have been blown out twice this season, but have still managed to stay water and currently hold the top spot in the division thanks to being 2-0 within the AFC North so far. Most recently, a gritty win over the Baltimore Ravens got this team over the hump as they go into their bye week.
Speaking of their bye week, the Steelers now have the ability to make some adjustments. They also have an opportunity to keep the trade wheel rolling, which saw the Atlanta Falcons acquire Van Jefferson this week. Will we see trades start to pick up? Will the Steelers make moves to fill in some gaps?
If Pittsburgh decides to do so, here are three trades they should consider.
1. Pittsburgh could trade for Trenton Brown for offensive line depth
The first move Pittsburgh could make is to help shore up their offensive line, specifically at tackle. The offensive line, as a whole, has been an issue at times. But, if the Steelers could take advantage of the New England Patriots looking like a team with a rebuild in their future, maybe they can land a quality tackle to add to the mix.
Trenton Brown is 30 years old and his contract is up after this year. He is playing extremely well through five games and has been one of the lone bright spots on offense for the Patriots. Per Pro Football Focus, Brown is excelling in both aspects of the game, earning a pass blocking grade of 74.3 and a run blocking grade of 78.3 to this point.
In this deal, the Steelers give up a fifth rounder to get Brown and a sixth rounder. If Brown was under contract longer and was maybe a couple of years younger, his price would go way up.