3 additions by subtraction for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020
The Steelers may have lost some talent this offseason, but here’s why these three players will prove to be addition by subtraction for Pittsburgh in 2020.
Every year, NFL teams deal with turnover of players and coaching staff. This offseason, Javon Hargrave was by far the most valuable asset the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to free agency. But his isn’t the only impact they will feel.
In addition to losing their starting nose tackle, the Steelers also lost their rotational interior offensive lineman in B.J. Finney and standout special teams player, Tyler Matakevich. Fortunately, their additions in 2020 should outweigh their losses.
In their stead, Pittsburgh brought in players like Eric Ebron and Stefen Wisniewski on very reasonable deals, and they traded for Ravens defensive tackle Chris Wormley (who is still on his rookie contract). On top of this, the NFL Draft also helps with players departing in free agency.
Though the Steelers could feel the effects of losing some solid contributors this year, there are a few players who they lost who could prove to be ‘addition by subtraction’ in 2020. These players each had a role in Pittsburgh last year, but their contributions proved to be very underwhelming – sometimes even detrimental to the team.
While Pittsburgh may not have invested high in some of these positions, losing a few of these players to free agency this offseason could ultimately prove to be beneficial to a team that can ill-afford bad play from some players who are forced to contribute.
Here are three additions by subtraction for the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason: