NFL Rumors: Pittsburgh Steelers working on a trade for Deshaun Watson?

Written by Doug Rush

Deshaun Watson has been rumored to being traded this off-season and with his legal issues still ongoing, the Houston Texans want to move him.

The Carolina Panthers are reported to be interested. Another team could be moving into the mix in the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are in need of a quarterback with the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger after 17 years in the NFL.

Pittsburgh does have the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and have been linked to being interested in drafting a quarterback.

But if they are pursuing Watson in a trade, they could forgo the possibility of drafting one and take Watson off the hands of the Texans.

The only question remains; what is Houston looking for in a possible deal? And will the Steelers actually take the plunge and go for Watson?

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.