2. Steelers could strike a deal with the Denver Broncos
After dropping yet another game -- this time on Thursday Night Football -- the 1-5 Denver Broncos clearly look like one of the worst teams in football. In fact, it's almost as if they are playing to tank at this point. The 2022 trade for quarterback Russell Wilson is coming back to bite them hard, and they are still locked into the veteran quarterback for a few more years before they can consider getting out of his contract.
But even with Wilson, this front office knows they don't have a chance. Considering how many draft picks they gave up for Russell in the first place, this team will welcome draft capital however they can get it. Dumping talent apparently isn't an issue, as this team released a pair of edge rushers in Randy Gregory and Frank Clark in recent weeks.
Obviously, cornerback Pat Surtain II would be the ultimate prize if the Broncos were willing to part with him. It might take a first-rounder and then some to acquire his services, but he should be one of the best CBs in the NFL for a long time. Pairing him with Joey Porter Jr. would give the Steelers a duo of second-generation NFL players whose dads were both All-Pros.
If Pittsburgh prefers to add help on the offensive line, they can look to a player like Quinn Meinerz -- the guy many fans wanted them to draft instead of Kendrick Green back in 2021. Meinerz is having another excellent year and can play either center or guard. Veteran offensive tackle Garett Bolles is also an option if Denver is looking to blow up their team before the NFL trade deadline.