The trade rumor pot in regard to Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace is once again being stirred after Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter today to tweet, “SERIOUS TRADE WINDS Swirling! We\’re talking given up high pick for SERIOUS Vet/Starter!.. these deals often crumble n don\’t reach completion.” Irsay followed up that tweet up with another that read, “Colts Fans..Your GM Mr Grigson isn\’t afraid to roll the dice n aggressively improve YOUR Indianapolis Colts..n my check book stands ready!”
Of course everyone immediately associates either Wallace or Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as the two possible players that the Colts could be pursuing, but as I have said all offseason, I would be floored if the Steelers traded Wallace, who reportedly is set to finally show up next week and sign his $2.74 million restricted tender.
General Manager Kevin Colbert has been firm with his words over the last several weeks in saying that they will not trade Wallace and there is no reason to believe that he has wavered on that stance. Trading Wallace sets a bad precedent moving forward when it comes to contract negotiations and potential holdouts, and Colbert is well aware of this. So while the trade winds might be blowing in Indianapolis, I just can\’t see those winds blowing through Pittsburgh.