5 Steelers players who could be in final year with the team

JuJu Smith-Schuster Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Steelers 2020 season will undoubtedly be the last season some members of the team spend in Pittsburgh. The question is, who could be sporting new colors by 2021?

The Steelers have many key contributors in the final year of their deals. Some of those guys could end up in new uniforms at the conclusion of the 2020 season.

The team had a very specific approach to the draft this year. That approach was to fill many of their depth holes with guys who could contribute on special teams in 2020 while developing themselves for more prominent roles in the future.

These depth picks could be signs that the team is preparing for certain players to no longer be here come 2021. These players certainly could develop into replacement level players in their respective positions.

The Steelers have long been a team that doesn’t overpay and does not make big splashes in free agency often. After a couple of years of more noticeable free agent signings, the team signed just one big-name player, Eric Ebron, and the rest of free agency was quiet as Pittsburgh is typically known for.

They have been a team that builds its core through the draft and uses free agency as a supplement of that core. They pick up veterans and depth players in free agency but build their team from the ground up.

With the team getting back to that philosophy in 2020, it seems there are five players who could find themselves taking bids come March 2021. The players drafted fit a lot of the positions the Steelers addressed in the draft.