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Should the Steelers replicate the 2017 Chiefs trade to get a future QB

Should the Steelers pull off a Day 1 NFL Draft trade for a future starting quarterback?

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In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs moved the 27th overall pick, a third-round pick, and their 2018 first round pick for the Bills’ number 10 selection. Kansas City used the pick for their quarterback of the future, Patrick Mahomes.

The Steelers are sitting with the number 28 selection in this year’s draft, and could they look to make the exact same move to find their future quarterback?

The perfect trade partner here is the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are waiting on a coin toss to see if they are drafting 9th or 10th. After trading for Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers will be looking to add more draft picks to complement the league’s most expensive player.

The Steelers would only make this trade if they are able to fill their other needs in free agency. With adding a veteran Linebacker and Safety, the Steelers could be able to ensure the team’s future is bright.

This move would be contingent on Josh Allen’s availability, and this trade would only be announced once the 49ers are on the clock. The Steelers would also need to fall in love with Allen’s upside (much like the Chiefs did with Mahomes). Keep your eye on the Steelers draft visit’s come combine time, if you see the Steelers brash spending a lot of time in Wyoming don’t be surprised to hear Commissioner Goodell announcing a trade on draft day.

Allen is an extremely talented, yet raw, prospect. However, being able to sit and learn behind Ben Roethlisberger could make a seamless transition, whenever Ben does decide to hang up the cleats.

Would you trade two 1st round picks and a 3rd for the chance to find the next great Steelers QB?