The Steelers are never a team that really goes hog-wild in the offseason with an array of big moves. Pittsburgh’s brass typically likes to fill out their salary cap by retaining their own players and going cheap in free agency.
However, this doesn’t mean that the Steelers can’t have success by doing this. Under the direction of Mike Tomlin since 2007, Pittsburgh has yet to have a single losing season, and their highest-paid free-agent signing of all-time, in terms of yearly value, was Steven Nelson last season.
Obviously, Nelson was a hit, as he was a thoroughly impressive cover corner in his first season with the team. This offseason, the Steelers made several moves including signing former Colts tight end, Eric Ebron, trading for Ravens defensive tackle, Chris Wormley, and drafting Chase Claypool in the second round.
Recently, Bleacher Report published an article noting every NFL team’s smartest move in the 2020 offseason. Kristopher Knox believed Pittsburgh’s smartest move was signing interior offensive lineman, Stefen Wisniewski.
Know is apparently very fond of the move the Steelers made for Wisniewski – using terms like ‘pure brilliance’ and ‘absolute bargain’ to describe what the Wisniewski signing means for the Steelers. I don’t totally disagree.
At 31 years old, Wisniewski is no spring chicken in NFL years. However, he does offer a lot of NFL experience and a consistent body in the middle of the Steelers offensive line.