…a win-win-win situation, if you ask me.
Former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a sixth-round draft pick in next year’s draft. This is a move that benefits all three parties involved.
Scobee will now be playing for a team that is expected to make the playoffs, something that he has not been a part of for over half of a decade. Obviously nothing is set in stone but most would agree that the Steelers will at the very least be fighting for a wild card spot when December approaches.
Scobee brings experience and reliability at the position. Hopefully the turf at Heinz Field does not degrade quickly during the regular.
The Jaguars show here that they are a class act. They managed to go younger, with undrafted free agent Jason Myers, at a position where Scobee implanted himself on the team and within the community. They also managed to do so while recouping value, by trading Scobee instead of releasing him, seeing that they have his replacement and were unwilling to resign him.
When was the last time you heard of a trade involving a kicker? Right place, right time? Maybe. But all things considered this was a good move for the Jaguars.
The Steelers have seen their fair share of injuries at the kicker position. This move addresses a need with someone who has a wealth of experience. Scobee’s numbers were not at the top of the league last season, but the guy can simply kick the football. Hopefully, there is a game against the Colts where the Steelers need a 59 yarder to win.
Did I really just say something in favor of the Steelers?