On Sunday morning, reports surfaced that the Pittsburgh Steelers could be looking to trade veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who helped lead the team to two Super Bowl wins, during the offseason.
If there was a team to make a move for the aging quarterback, all signs point to the Arizona Cardinals:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 10, 2013
The Roethlisberger and Arians reunion is something that wouldn’t surprise anyone, but it could be a move that really helps put the Cardinals back on the map. When you look at the success Roethlisberger had under Arians, it is obviously a perfect fit.
Roethlisberger has been unhappy in Pittsburgh since offensive coordinator Todd Haley joined the coaching staff and his numbers have been on the decline since the pair started working together.
Trading Big Ben away this offseason is a move the Steelers will need to make in order to move forward and kick start the rebuilding process, so it will be interesting to see if they can find a trade partner willing to give up enough compensation.
If the Cardinals are serious about taking the next step, they may be just the partner the Steelers need, and the two teams are no strangers to exchanging players.