Re-grading the Colbert’s 2019 Steelers offseason moves
The Steelers did a great job last offseason of addressing needs and adding talent where talent was greatly needed. Adding a consistent starter at CB, a position that has been a need for a long time, really turned the secondary into a strength. As well, the draft added an infusion of youth that should benefit this team for the next few years.
It wasn’t perfect though, as the Steelers handed a bloated contract to Chickallo and they got next to nothing out of Moncrief. Even though Barron played ok last year, he also didn’t see the second year of his deal. While these deals could be seen as flops, it doesn’t overshadow the fact that the team added more talent than they lost.
Overall Grade: B+
Overall, Steelers fans should be satisfied with the job the team did last year. All of the major needs were addressed, and solid depth was added to sustain the roster. While the jury is still out on much of the draft class, the early indicators point to it being a good one. 2019 should go down as one of the better offseasons that the Steelers have had in recent memory.