Let's say you are the general manager of the Oakland Raiders.
Wait, scratch that.
Let's say you are the general manager of a competent NFL franchise. Like St. Louis, Cleveland, Buffalo or Jacksonville.
You have a top ten pick in the draft. Would you trade it for now-suspended Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger?
This is not a moot point or a hypothetical scenario if you believe a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter claims the Steelers are shopping Big Ben for a top ten pick and that at least one team is interested.
All kidding aside, wouldn't this be a great move for the Raiders? They haven't had a good quarterback (or team) since Rich Gannon, and unlike the Rooneys, Al Davis has never been concerned with bad PR or off-field issues.
What about the Browns? If they could ever convince Pittsburgh to trade him within their division, Roethlisberger would sure be an upgrade over Jake Delhomme.
The Bills could use some stability at QB, right? Would St. Louis try to extract more from the Steelers than just Roethlisberger for the No. 1 overall pick? (UPDATE, 1:01 p.m.: Our man Bob Glauber retweeted that St. Louis reportedly is not interested in dealing the No. 1 pick for Ben).
It's not like this year's quarterback draft class is knocking anyone's socks off. If you're a team like Jacksonville, would you rather have Sam Bradford with his wounded wing, Jimmy Clausen with his unpredictable NFL future or Roethlisberger and his two Super Bowl rings?
What do you all think?