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Steelers Currently Having Most Aggressive Free Agency in Franchise History

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Steelers Currently Having Most Aggressive Free Agency in Franchise History

The Steeler way seems to be no more. Well, at least for the first week of free agency in the NFL’s 2022 off-season. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t spend money on outside free agents. The team certainly rarely goes out and signs an impact guy to a multi-year deal. But, as many expected, with the most cap space in franchise history, General Manager, Kevin Colbert is doing what he can to make the team as competitive as possible in an extremely talented AFC.

Fans were upset when the team started off slow on day one of the legal tampering, signing a few current players to come back. However, it has picked up since. They have now signed a total of five outside free agents in Mitchell TrubiskyMason ColeLevi WallaceJames Daniels and most recently, Myles Jack.

Colbert is not messing around in what is expected to be his last season as the head of the front office. Each player has been signed at a reasonable cost, but it has added up to a total of $80.45 million to bring in the guys from the outside.

Steeler Nation should be absolutely thrilled with this type of aggressiveness of Colbert and head coach, Mike Tomlin. The Steelers do not rebuild. They are seen as one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports and losing is not an option. These moves are displaying that everyone inside Heinz Field believes that. The incredible thing is the price they were able to get each player at. All five of them are presumably starters in 2022. The cap space was not just going to sit there. The most recent free agent signing in Joe Haden has maybe turned the heads of the front office in terms of having a need and addressing it in free agency. While I don’t expect this every year from here on out, this year it was necessary, and can be looked at as one of the most effective free agencies out of any team throughout the league.

What’s the best part about this? There has not yet been a single draft pick traded. As of now, the Steelers will have the amount of picks they expected. They have addressed several needs in free agency and will be able to now look at wide receiver possibly with the 20th overall pick. The ability to utilize the money in their pockets to improve the team has many people forgetting there is still a draft to be done. And who is one of the most successful drafting teams in NFL history? The Pittsburgh Steelers.

Watch out, NFL. The Steelers are slowly emerging as a defensive powerhouse yet again. If Stephon Tuitt returns, Tyson Alulalu is healthy, Devin Bush returns to form to go along with T.J. WattCameron HeywardAlex Highsmith, Minkah Fitzpatrick and now Jack, this defense will be among the NFL’s best.

 

The Steelers are having the best and most aggressive free agency ever. How are we feeling out there, Steeler fans? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Aaron Garner

    March 17, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Love the aggressive attentive action on our defense this off season. Let’s not over shoot in free agency (money) concentrate on the draft positions

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