Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 free agency breakdown
The Steelers have a lot of tough choices to make with players who are no longer under contract. Here is a breakdown of Pittsburgh’s free agents in 2020.
It was a season that ended in disappointment for the Steelers. After boasting an 8-5 record in the second half of the season, Pittsburgh went on to lose three straight games – managing to score just 10 points in each contest to close the season.
The Steelers are entering their offseason now, and it’s time for a fresh start. While Pittsburgh will be getting back Ben Roethlisberger and Stephon Tuitt next season, there are plenty of concerns about what will happen to the players with expiring contracts.
Here is a breakdown of the Steelers 2020 free agents and what Pittsburgh may elect to do with them this offseason:
Bud Dupree: High Priority
If the Steelers could lock up one player about to hit the market this offseason, there is no question it would be Bud Dupree. The former first-round pick has been a letdown throughout his career and never finished a season with more than 6.0 sacks through his first four campaigns.
However, all of that changed this year. In his fifth season, Dupree finally exploded to become the player we all hoped he would be – collecting 68 tackles, 11.5 sacks, and 16 tackles for a loss to go with 17 quarterback hits. While this is a prototype case of ‘one-year-wonder,’ the Steelers aren’t going to let him walk away without putting up a fight. I expect Pittsburgh to move money around to try to make this work.