By: Jessica Costello
The Pittsburgh Steelers made moves with free agency, some that you may or may not agree with. But when B.J. Finney‘s contract came into question, the reactions were all about the same.
Big reason why I want BJ Finney back is right here.
His power at the point of attack is great. He’s a plug-and-play guy that can play both guard and center.
Keep the continuity on the line and have a real solid player on the line.
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) March 17, 2020
Crazy BJ Finney stat of the top of my head. The Steelers have never lost a game that he has started at center in Pounceys absence. I like this dude plays all 3 interior positions big loss to the Steelers depth, hopefully gets an opportunity to start.
— Nathan McAllister (@NathanMcAllis18) March 18, 2020
Fans clearly loved Finney – and the organization seemed to as well. The Steelers did make an offer to keep him but didn’t seem like they could give up the $4 million per year if he wasn’t a guaranteed starter.
The Steelers very clearly knew what they were losing and signed former Kansas City Cheifs, Stefen Wisniewski. The two-year deal they worked out is set at $2.85 million. So the question is, does the Wisniewski sign make up for the loss of Finney?
Wisniewski is unquestionably more experienced than Finney. With two different starts in past Super Bowls, he wins big on the experience side compared to Finney.
But Finney was a fan-favorite. Most fans, unlike the Steelers, were ready for him to take over Ramon Foster‘s starting spot.
By the way, massive props to BJ Finney for stepping in and playing really well in Ramon Foster’s absence. I was heavily impressed by his play today. Great depth piece to have.
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) October 29, 2019
Finney is a better run blocker than Foster. We should consider starting him
— Oscar T Ramirez ???????? (@OscarTRamirez) October 29, 2019