As the countdown to the 2023 NFL draft continues, rumors are swirling around a potential trade between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears.
Veteran sportswriter Peter King wrote that the Steelers are interested in moving up from their 17th overall pick to the 9th overall pick, currently held by the Bears. This move would allow them to draft Georgia DT Jalen Carter if he remains on the board.
In his recent NBC column FMIA, King speculated that there “could not be a more perfect coach for Carter than Mike Tomlin,” suggesting that the Steelers believe Carter would thrive under Tomlin’s leadership.
King went on to describe the potential trade as “the best rumor of the week” and suggested that the Steelers could be making a smart move by targeting Carter. Despite questions about his off-the-field issues, Carter is widely considered to be one of the best all-around talents in the 2023 draft.
However, these concerns have led multiple teams to take Carter off their draft boards entirely. If the Steelers are serious about drafting him, they may face competition from other teams looking to trade up and secure his services.
The Steelers have a long history of success in the NFL draft, and fans will be eagerly anticipating this possible move on Draft night. If they do make a move for Carter, it will be interesting to see how he fits into their roster and whether he can live up to his potential under Tomlin’s guidance.
The 2023 NFL draft is set to begin on April 27th, with rumors like these swirling around, the excitement is only set to increase in the days leading up to the event.