Trades are possible even though it is late in the NFL offseason.
Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox published five trade-blockbuster ideas. One of them was the Steelers sending Diontae Johnson, their star receiver, to the Cowboys.
Knox predicts that the Steelers will receive a second-round draft pick in return. This would be an unexpected return for Steelers fans. Johnson is coming off his best season, with 1,161 receiving yards and eight touchdowns from 107 receptions.
Knox believes that the Steelers will get a better return for Knox here than if he leaves via free agency.
“Adding Johnson would help ensure that Dallas’ top-ranked offense keeps rolling. The Steelers, meanwhile, would get more in return than they would by losing Johnson for a compensatory pick in 2023 free agency,” Knox writes.
If Johnson does not resign, Pittsburgh will likely be getting third round pick of the 2024 NFL Draft.
This trade is unlikely, however, as the Steelers will do everything possible to sign Johnson to multi-year deals.