With news of San Francisco 49ers’ star wide receiver Deebo Samuel wanting out of Silicon Valley, a number of teams across the NFL continue to get thrown out as potential landing spots for the All-Pro offensive playmaker.
Though the dispute with the 49ers has little to do with money and much to do with his usage as a receiver and running back hybrid, there are plenty of teams in the NFL landscape that would do quite a bit to ensure they land the star in a trade.
One of those teams that might not be keen to jump into that mix is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have their own wide receiver contract situation going on with fourth-year receiver Diontae Johnson. That didn’t stop NFL.com’s Kevin Patra from listing the Steelers as one of 10 potential landing spots for the 49ers’ star in a trade.
“At the dawn of the post-Ben Roethlisberger era, what better way to bolster Mitchell Trubisky (or a rookie QB) than by adding a receiver who can get hidden yardage after the catch,” Patra writes. “Pittsburgh doesn’t traditionally make splashes on offense, but as we get into a new era of Steelers football, snagging Deebo would immediately keep Mike Tomlin’s club a contender. Samuel and Diontae Johnson would be a dangerous duo for any defense, simultaneously buffering the next full-time signal-caller.”