4 reasons the Steelers are already winning the offseason
By Andrew Falce
Here are the four reasons the Steelers are already having a successful offseason.
While the offseason process is just getting underway, the Steelers already are enjoying a good deal of success. From the coaching hire period to some of the current rumors on the cap, the team seems to be in a good spot all things considered. In what will certainly be a tough offseason once free agency opens, it is paramount to start the new league year off on a good spot. Here are the four reasons the Steelers are already winning the offseason.
With the NFL suffering through a COVID restricted season, the league is in a unique spot where the cap will more than likely decrease. This will be hard for every team, as most structure their contracts to have a rising cap hit since the cap typically increases each year. The Steelers are no different and they could pay the price this offseason. That said, recent projections have the cap getting closer to 185 million, up from the potential 175 million floor that was agreed to be the most drastic decline.
With that added space and the Steelers rollover cap space, the team should be ever closer to getting cap compliant. Is it pretty yet? No, and far from it, but it makes a tough offseason slightly easier to navigate. The team will have to make less drastic moves and cuts in order to get compliant. That should lead to an extra resigning or two and potentially even an outside free agent joining the team as well. The cap situation is far from ideal, but every time that number goes up, it aids the team.