The Chicago Bears should trade Andy Dalton to the Pittsburgh Steelers
Arguably the most quarterback-needy team out there right now is the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger is a shell of his former self, and for Steelers fans, there has been no sadder sight to see this season.
While it seems tough to imagine that the Steelers would actually sit their long time franchise quarterback in favor of someone else, this roster is ready to win right now. Would Dalton be a slight upgrade over the Roethlisberger we’ve seen so far this season?
In the Steelers’ case, this deal would have to be extremely risk-free on their end. Trading for Dalton would mean they sent back something along the lines of a conditional pick — again in the sixth round like the previous trade mentioned.
If Dalton hit certain conditions with the Steelers, the Bears would keep the pick. If not, the Steelers would keep it.
Acquiring Dalton wouldn’t be the end-all, be-all fix for Pittsburgh, but it could also give Roethlisberger the kick in the pants he needs to step up his play. Big Ben has to know he’s on his way out of the league, but if he can drum up one more magical run in him, this team has a chance to go far.
Let’s not forget a few years back when we thought Roethlisberger was done after a 5-interception performance. Even he himself said, “Maybe I don’t have it anymore,” before going on to string together an unbelievable second half of the season en route to a Pro Bowl nod and 12-3 record as a starter that year.
It’s all on Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. The defense is ready to win now. The offense — albeit while enduring some injuries — is full of playmakers when healthy. Dalton would help push Roethlisberger at the very least, which is something Steelers fans could appreciate.