The Steelers rank 30th in the NFL in rushing offense, as third-year running back Najee Harris continues to be a disappointment for the club since being drafted with in the first round back in 2021.
Taylor would quickly remedy those issues.
The 24-year-old, who is currently on the PUP list as a he recovers from an ankle injury he suffered late last season, is embroiled in a contract dispute with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts declined to give him a contract extension during the offseason, prompting Taylor to ask for a trade. Indianapolis granted his request, but the club has maintained a high asking price.
In order for the Colts to move the star halfback, they are probably going to have to decrease their demands for him.
Should Indy do that, Pittsburgh can come along and offer the Colts a 2024 second-round draft pick and a fifth-rounder in exchange for Taylor, who is eligible to return to the field in Week 5.
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox likes the Steelers as a potential destination for Taylor, and it certainly makes sense.
Pittsburgh is 2-1 in the very competitive AFC North and already owns an impressive win over the Cleveland Browns. With the club’s aerial attack seeing its ups and downs with rookie Kenny Pickett under center, having Taylor as a stable presence in the backfield would do wonders for the offense.
Of course, Jonathan Taylor’s conditioning will be a question when he does get back on the gridiron, as he has not seen live game action since last season. Whether or not he can regain his 2021 form when he led the league in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns also remains to be seen.