If I were the GM of the Steelers, what would I do in this situation?
1.) I need to find a way to rid myself of the drama. I already let Bell walk to UFA, giving me a compensatory pick next year, which for me, is a win, as I already have a RB that is able to fill in (Connor). I then have a chance to get rid of a diva WR for possibly a 1st round pick or a player and a 2nd round pick.
2.) If I get a 1st round pick out of this, which could be possible, because I believe I could get Gruden to bite on Brown for one of their 3 1st round picks. I would try and get the best possible ILB in this draft, even if it means trading up into the Top 5 to get that player. Right now, I should be thinking that Shazier will never be able to play in the NFL again, and Bostic was a major failure for me. All the other LBs on my roster are more pass rushers than jack-of-all-trades.
3.) If I get the 'player and a 2nd round pick' option, I need a WR to fill the void. After Juju, there's not much the depth chart that I can rely on for every down. However, I need to get a young WR because Ben probably only has 2 more years left, and the next QB will need to have reliable targets when he steps in.
You're allowed to sweat, bleed, cry, and even loose bodily functions...but you are NEVER ALLOWED TO QUIT!