Though we’ve seen the reports suggesting that the Steelers won’t trade quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, we haven’t believed them. The Pittsburgh media has opened the door far too wide, and the team has done nothing to slam it shut.
Recently, a theory had emerged that the Steelers were choosing not to nip the buzz in the bud in order to ensure that Roethlisberger spends a week or so in fear of being exiled out of Pittsburgh, something that actually may be in his best long- and short-term interests.
If it’s a ruse, it’s a damn convincing one.
A day after Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the Steelers are receiving trade feelers from other teams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Steelers are contacting teams in the top ten of the draft regarding a possible trade.
Per Schefter, at least one team is considering the possibility of sending the top-ten selection to the Steelers for Roethlisberger.
As explained in a PFTV segment we’ll be posting soon (actually, in two of them), there’s a team in the top ten that should be more than willing to make the swap.