Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch know a thing or two about the value of a wide receiver.
With 30 years of NFL quarterbacking experience between them, their take on the Chase Claypool trade rumors might just be a little more relevant than most.
Speaking on the latest episode of Footbahlin’ with Ben Roethlisberger, the two former Steelers break it down.
Roethlisberger initiated the topic, sharing his general thoughts on the trade rumors surrounding Claypool and the Steelers.
“I don’t think he should go anywhere, obviously, because I think he’s a really good football player,” Roethlisberger began. “I think he adds something to the team, obviously.
“I don’t know what you’ve heard. I’ve heard Green Bay. If I’m Green Bay, I’m trying to get him.”
From there, Batch took the microphone.
“I don’t think they need to trade him,” Batch said. “Obviously if you get a deal that you can’t pass up, then you gotta take it. With that, I just don’t think he has the numbers right now that are going to produce something that’s favorable, that’s going to pass him off.
“It could change. Hey, if he has a big game here today [Sunday night against the Dolphins], I’m thinking they possibly would, only because I’m thinking he had a good game last week, but he’s playing on emotion this week.”
As Batch notes, Claypool was coming off his best game of the season in the Steelers’ 20-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Acrisure Stadium the previous week.
In that contest, Claypool hauled in seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown, the first touchdown of the season by a wide receiver for the Steelers.
His production dipped in the team’s 16-10 loss to the Dolphins, though, as he caught five passes for 41 yards.
As it stands, neither Roethlisberger nor Batch feels too strongly about the Steelers moving Claypool.
What about you?
Watch Episode 9 of Footbahlin’ with Ben Roethlisberger in full right here: