The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense has been explosive at times, but hasn't exactly been the ‘Steel Curtain' of days gone by.

Cam Heyward is one of the most successful and longest-tenured Steel City defenders, but his time in Pennsylvania could be coming to a close according to the latest intel.

Heyward's comments came amid an eye-opening Najee Harris minicamp update. Pass-rushing marvel TJ Watt made a stunning admission on potential retirement questions.

Heyward still plans to spend 2024-2025 with the Steelers, but he did admit something rather surprising about the future of his time with the team.

Could Heyward bolt for Cleveland? 

Cameron Heyward of the Steelers shared his thoughts on Ohio.

The Browns have become an AFC North division darling in recent years with Kevin Stefanski a two-time Coach of the Year winner and Deshaun Watson on the verge of a comeback this season.

The Browns' playoff run last year caught the attention of Heyward, who made comments to the New York Times recently on a potential change of scenery.

“I still have family in Cleveland…My wife is from Cleveland,” the Steelers lineman Heyward said in regards to a possible inter-divisional switch. “We will see. I am not trying to think about all that right now.”

Heyward ran the idea by his wife Allie, who said it could be “fun to play somewhere else.”

He added further thoughts while speaking to reporters near his locker this week.

“If that is what is needed to be done, then so be it,” Heyward added. “But I am still enjoying the ride here this year.”

Heyward's future looms large

Heyward's decision will likely come down to a wide variety of factors including timing, salary, competitiveness of the team he chooses, and much more. At 35 years old, the 6-foot-5, 295 pound defensive lineman might not have too many highly productive, starter type years in left in his body, considering the punishment he takes in the trenches every week.

The Steelers defensive force Heyward has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year previously and is known for his generosity off the field. Whatever he chooses, he is likely to succeed, as Steelers and Buckeye fans know all too well from watching him during his illustrious playing career.