This is a very unusual offseason for every team in the NFL. For the Pittsburgh Steelers, they entered the offseason without money, but found a way to make enough moves to mobilize what looks like a competitive football team this season.
But the salary cap and roster outlook for next season look very different. Look at all these free agents that the Steelers have in 2022.
The Steelers’ cap space will exceed $100 million, but it’s up to the decision whether to bring back a lot of people. The big names on the list are guard TJ Watt, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and nervous Eric Ebron. Unfortunately, the Steelers were unable to renew Watt during the offseason, but the money was not enough.
But the biggest takeaway from these numbers is that Pittsburgh may just be trying to struggle and remain competitive in the 2021 season, and it will break the team in 2022. The money will exist there, and there will be many marginal players who can give in.
What do you think? Should Steelers fans expect a huge change in the lineup next season? Let us know in the comments.