On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers traded a conditional late-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for offensive tackle Levi Brown, a former top-five selection who has never, ever come close to living up to expectations.
It’s an odd move for team that certainly hasn’t lived up to expectations either with their 0-4 start, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t exactly sure either what Brown brings to the table for them:
“I don’t have much of a reaction,” Roethlisberger said. “I obviously know the name. It’s Pittsburgh West out there [in Arizona], so it makes sense. We’ll just have to see what the plan is for him and the other guys that are here.
It depends on how much works he wants to put in. How much does he want to be here? Is he going to be here all weekend? Does he want to put the time and effort into be that guy? Who knows if he is that guy? Is it [Kelvin ] Beachum or Mike? We don’t know. I guess it will be a matter if he can learn the offense when he gets here.”