Even with their season on the brink of irrelevancy, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded a 2020 first-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Other rumors include Jalen Ramsey and Jamal Adams, who are both seemingly unhappy with the current direction of their organizations.
To help with the secondary that gave up 33 points to the New England Patriots and 28 points to the Seattle Seahawks, the Steelers traded their 2020 first-round pick for Fitzpatrick. The secondary for the Steelers now boasts two first-round picks from the 2018 NFL Draft: Fitzpatrick and safety Terrell Edmunds.
Even though the move helps the defense, the trading of their first-round pick is questionable, at best. After losing starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season, the Steelers dropped to 0-2, without a Super Bowl contention in sight. The pick the Steelers traded could potentially be a top-10 pick in the draft that could be used to draft Roethlisberger’s replacement.
Over the past few years, the injuries and hits have taken a toll of Roethlisberger’s body, who is consistently dealing with new ailments every week. At this point in Roethlisberger’s career, it’s time for the Steelers to think about the future. Luckily for head coach Mike Tomlin, who has never finished with a losing season, this season won’t force management to fire him.
Jaguars cornerback Ramsey was involved in a heated argument with head coach Doug Marrone during Sunday’s 13-12 loss to division rivals Houston Texans. In recent reports, Ramsey has been connected to trade requests made public by either his agent or the Jaguars organization. Ramsey held a press conference to address the rumors, in which case he stated his desire to only care about winning. The Jaguars are asking for multiple first-round draft picks for Ramsey, who is arguably the best cornerback in the league. The Khalil Mack trade started a precedent in the market for defensive players.
Fans of the New York Jets have endured through decades of hope and disappointment. After the loss Sunday night to the Cleveland Browns, star safety Adams unfollowed the Jets on all social media platforms, while simultaneously deleting their information from his bios. Adams hasn’t addressed the situation yet, but with the disappointing start to the season, one can speculate that the star is tired of the losing ways with the team. Keep an eye for Adams trade rumors and teams who can add him at a reasonable price.