3 bargain free agents Steelers to target in 2021 offseason
Cam Sutton, CB
Sutton has proved that he can be a starter in this league and the likely departure of Mike Hilton only magnifies the need to keep the former Tennessee Volunteer. He has time and time again shown the ability to play full time in the NFL. He would be an amazing slot corner and would dampen the hurt of losing Hilton. He has shown the ability to play both inside and outside at corner and that versatility will be why the team keeps him around. His market is questionable at this current moment as no one truly knows how much demand he will have when the market opens up. It would make a lot of sense for Sutton to stay with the Steelers on another one-year deal and get a nice raise next offseason with the potential loss of Joe Haden and Steven Nelson.
The future at the corner position needs to consist of Sutton as one of the starting outside corners. He might be able to re-sign this season for cheap but next offseason, he will demand a much deserving raise. He will be the future starting outside corner. For now, he will be the inside slot corner and taking over for Hilton. Pro Football Focus has him returning to Pittsburgh on a one-year deal at $2.75 million. That is a steal of a contract projection but it will likely be more than that when the ink dries on his new deal.
This offseason will be interesting to watch because this team has many holes to fill and the draft won’t be enough to fix those issues. Free agency will need to be out of the bargain bin but its possible that the team could find some nice deals.