Steelers Unlikely To Trade Martavis Bryant?

Martavis Bryant wants the Steelers to trade him. But that doesn’t mean they will. Early indications are that the Steelers do not plan on moving the wide receiver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears. Martavis Bryant (vertical)

Bryant has been frustrated with the size of his role thus far in 2017. Still, the Steelers value him highly. Bryant has proven to be a valuable complement to Antonio Brown, as evidenced by his career 16.6 yards per catch average. Trouble is, he has only 17 catches for 231 yards and one score through six games this year. The 25-year-old (26 in December) is currently on pace for less grabs, yards, and TDs than he had in 2015, and he played in only eleven games that year.

The Steelers, who are now 4-2 after topping the Chiefs on Sunday, seem determined to move forward with Bryant, even if he has soured on them somewhat. Ultimately, Bryant’s trade demand could spark offensive coordinator Todd Haley and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to send more passes in his direction.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (6)
newest oldest

6 comments on “Steelers Unlikely To Trade Martavis Bryant?

  1. Breezy

    Maybe a 5th round pick in return? I’m not sure it’s worth it to Pittsburgh at that price though. He’s talented enough to warrant a 3rd rounder, but you can’t trust that he’ll stay on the field and out of trouble.

    0
    0
    • dmart93

      Maybe a 6th at the absolute but most likely a 7th if that. He’s been suspended multiple times and is one more away from the possibility of not coming back. He’s a good player yes but he has not put up incredible numbers

      0
      0
    • kenneth cole

      You can now. He battled depression and some other form of addiction and has said he feels fine now. There have been no questions about his compete level this season. He’s a changed guy, more mature as well after taking that forced hiatus. His talent is first round caliber but the Steelers could easily get a 2-3 round pick for him if they throw to him more. I would like to see him stay but if he’s unhappy (which he’s denied, actually) then ship him to a team like the Rams who are one receiver away from having a solid 3 deep trio.

      0
      0
  2. Big Poison

    Dude needs to learn to shut his mouth…and get open.

    0
    0
  3. mbgutt

    Maybe after the season when Ben retires. Doubt if they do it during season.

    0
    0

Leave a Reply