Re-grading the Colbert’s 2019 Steelers offseason moves

Devin Bush #55 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Just a year ago the Steelers were a team full of drama and holes. After an eventful 2019, it is high time to re-grade the moves made last season.

With free agency just about finished for the Steelers, the talk has now turned to the draft. While it is way too early to grade any of the moves this year, a lot can, and should, be said about what the Steelers did last year. Quite frankly, the moves made last year were vital to the successes of the team this year and have help equal out the Steelers roster.

Last offseason was a busy one for the Steelers, as they spent more money in free agency then they ever had before. Likewise, armed with ten picks, the Steeler retooled their roster and set themselves up for long term success. Every stage of the offseason last year brought an influx of talent. How the Steelers handled the last offseason was key in the fact that they succeeded despite losing their starting QB.

This breakdown will look in-depth at three different levels of the offseason: in house moves, free-agent additions, and the draft. Each section will be broken down analytically with a score given at the end. A composite score will be added at the end, to sum up, the entire offseason. As well, I’ve decided not to include the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade in this breakdown. While undoubtedly one of, if not the, best moves the team has made in recent years, it happened too late into the season for me to count it as an offseason move.