The Steelers have traded starting right tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
This deal is for a late 6th-round pick, per source. https://t.co/F88NJymMew
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2019
Pittsburgh was rumored to be shopping the tackle over the last few days.
Gilbert, 31, has been starting for the Steelers since 2011. In all, he has started 87 games with the franchise. Over the last two seasons, Gilbert has only been able to play in 12 games due a suspension for PED use, knee and hamstring issues.
He is due a base salary of $4,865,103 for this season and is in the last year of his contract.
Gilbert will be tasked with improving the Cardinals’ offensive line, which struggled last season. Whether he is blocking for Josh Rosen or a new quarterback, the Cardinals will benefit from getting a player of Gilbert’s talent on the line of scrimmage.