5 biggest regrets of the 2020 offseason for the Steelers

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Even after a good offseason, the Steelers still find themselves regretting not adding more to a roster set to compete in 2020.

For all intents and purposes, the Steelers had a really successful offseason. They made some intriguing offensive additions in Eric Ebron and Chase Claypool while also securing defensive depth in Alex Highsmith. The Steelers roster isn’t riddled with holes, and considering the state of the offseason, having such a veteran-heavy team will likely aid in their success in 2020.

That said, there were still some shortcomings in terms of positions that the Steelers ignored this offseason. A team can’t fill every hole every offseason, as salary cap and lack of draft picks naturally make it impossible to fill every void. While the Steelers holes may not be catastrophic, the last thing the team would want is for one of these issues to rear their head.

In a year that will likely be dictated by unexpected missed games due to illness and lack of preparation, the lack of depth or overall talent at a position could result in more lost games this season. As well, ignoring depth at positions can lead to roster holes down the road. Ignoring a position this year can have minor consequences this year and even bigger ones next year. With so many questions about the 2021 roster, ignoring certain positions this year could prove to be a costly mistake next year.

With all that said, here are the biggest offseason regrets from the Steelers. While these regrets may not amount to much, the Steelers will be one injury away from having to face these regrets. Ideally, they won’t become an issue, but they are still the biggest regrets that the Steelers will have from this offseason.