Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to replace their franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, who recently announced his retirement. Big Ben leaves a massive hole at center in Pittsburgh, which might lead the Steelers to look for his immediate replacement via trade, instead of taking a young quarterback in this year’s draft.
Pittsburgh holds the 20th overall pick this year. As aforementioned, with the Broncos trade option, a 1st rounder alone will not be enough for the Seahawks to make a deal with the Steelers. A deal with the Steelers will take Pittsburgh’s 20th overall pick, combined with a young offensive pass catcher and/or a defensive lineman, plus the 52nd overall pick and a 2023 1st rounder just to be able to nudge the Seahawks.
If the Seattle Seahawks do decide to pursue this trade option, they can still manage to land a quarterback in this year’s NFL draft should the Denver Broncos land their QB via trade or free agency. There are a lot of moving parts potentially here, but if everything falls into place, the Seahawks will still be able to improve the overall makeup of their team for the next several seasons.