Even most fans can admit that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a flawed roster.
Not even one of the best head coaches in the game will be able to overcome that nine times out of ten.
That’s why NFL analyst Ron Cook believes the Steelers should consider moving on from their best player to get more depth and revamp the offense.
According to Cook, the Steelers need to come to terms with the idea of trading star OLB T.J. Watt, as they have no depth at wide receiver and need a starting-caliber quarterback (via Blitzburgh on Twitter).
Ron Cook thinks the Steelers should consider trading T.J. Watt … : "Mike Tomlin spoke optimistically about the Steelers’ future in his season-ending press briefing on Thursday. I don’t believe they are even close to being a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They don’t have a…
— Blitzburgh (@Blitz_Burgh) January 21, 2024
Of course, Watt is one of the best players in the game, so he could definitely fetch an in-testing and valuable return for the team.
Then again, he also happens to be the heart and soul of the defense and the best player on the team, so parting ways with him might have never crossed the front office’s mind.
It’s a fact that the Steelers won’t get anywhere with Mason Rudolph, Mitch Trubisky, and Kenny Pickett behind center, but they might have to explore different avenues to improve at the QB position.
Watt is a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate and a guy who lives and breathes Steelers black and gold.
He might go down as the greatest player in franchise history, and you never want to move on from a guy like that.
That’s not the way this organization usually takes care of business, and there has to be another way to get better.