However, analyst Colin Cowherd feels that the Steelers should do everything in their power to try and nab USC signal-caller Caleb Williams in the 2024 NFL Draft.
This is a wild take from Cowherd.
While Pickett has been fairly unspectacular over the first two seasons of his career, the Steelers are likely not going to give up on him just yet.
Through three games this season, Pickett has thrown for 689 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions while completing 59.6 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 80.2. He has also led Pittsburgh to a 2-1 record.
Yes, Williams is considered a generational talent by many, but surrendering TJ Watt, George Pickens and three first-round draft picks for him seems like overkill, especially when the quarterback position is not currently a dire need for the Steelers.
Plus, if Pittsburgh ends up having a winning season this year, the chances of the club having enough worthy draft capital to swing a trade for the No. 1 overall pick are slim to none.
The Steelers are far from terrible and are actually tied for first place in the competitive AFC North division through the first three weeks. They own an impressive win over the Cleveland Browns, and they will be taking on a very beatable Houston Texans team this Sunday.
This isn’t to say that Pittsburgh (like any other team) shouldn’t do its due diligence. If the Steelers can put together a viable package for the top overall selection in the 2024 draft, they should. But dealing away Watt, Pickens and three first-rounders is just too much, even for a talent of Williams’ caliber.