those are the three Players the Steelers Should Look to Trade for in 2023.

The Pittsburgh Steelers reside in an ideal spot atop the AFC North entering Week 6.

Pittsburgh’s come-from-behind win over the Baltimore Ravens showcased the potential it has in the divisional title race.

Mike Tomlin’s team could use one or two reinforcements before the Pittsburgh trade deadline to hold on to that advantage.

The Steelers may need some help at a few positions where injuries and a lack of production have appeared.

A veteran tight end could be a good trade option in case Pat Freiermuth remains banged up and Darnell Washington can’t take the step up to No. 1 tight end.

The Steelers can always use some insurance for T.J. Watt on the edge to make their defense more frightening as the season goes on.

Mike Gesicki

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The Steelers’ three tight ends have combined for 105 receiving yards.

Freiermuth leads the bunch with 53 receiving yards on eight receptions. He missed the Week 5 game against Baltimore with a hamstring injury.

Washington and Connor Heyward may not be able to make the impact the Steelers need out of a tight end in support of Kenny Pickett while Freiermuth heals.

With his enormous frame, Washington has the potential to be the next great tight end, but he is still a rookie.

Mike Gesicki’s time with the New England Patriots has not gone as planned. The former Miami Dolphins tight end had eight receptions in Weeks 1 and 2 and four receptions in the last three weeks.

Due to its offensive problems, New England may be eliminated from the playoff race rather early, which may lead to several teams wanting to trade for Gesicki.

Gesicki would provide some insurance for Freiermuth as he heals and could bridge the gap to Washington before the Georgia product is ready to take over a larger load in the passing game.

Austin Hooper

Austin Hooper is another cheap veteran tight end the Steelers could target to round out their depth in the passing game.

Hooper’s role in the Las Vegas Raiders offense may be taken by Michael Mayer in the coming weeks.

The rookie out of Notre Dame received a good amount of attention from Jimmy Garoppolo in the passing game on Monday night, while Hooper was left to block in most situations.

Hooper could add a veteran presence to the tight end room and come at a relatively cheap cost because he is on a one-year contract.

Pittsburgh may not need a tight end in a few weeks if Washington is more productive in the passing game, but as of right now, an upgrade, even if it is a small one, could be used to round out an offense that already has two solid running backs and a few impressive wide receivers.

Brian Burns

Brian Burns is the midseason trade target that every contender in the NFL hopes to land.

The only team without a winning season in the NFL is the Carolina Panthers, who, without a first-round selection, could use a few more draft selections to get ready for 2024.

As one of the league’s top pass-rushers, Burns may be the Steelers’ best option to complement T.J. Watt.

Burns might have to be a straight replacement for Watt if he suffers more injuries throughout the season.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero revealed on Tuesday that Watt badly dislocated a finger and tore multiple ligaments on Sunday.

In order to cover for Watt and prevent him from being double teamed every snap, or to deal with Watt missing a week or two, the Steelers need to have more depth in their pass rush.

The Steelers should look into using a mid-round pick to acquire Burns in order to give themselves an advantage over their AFC North rivals.

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