Predictions for Steelers six top free agents this offseason
By Andrew Falce
Signs a 3-year, 21-million-dollar contract with 6 million guaranteed with the Steelers
While the Steelers cap space isn’t in a great place, the team has to find a way to retain Cameron Sutton. He is young, talented, and versatile, as he can play on the outside or kick into the slot as evident by the success, he had at both spots in 2020. Going forward, Sutton should be penciled in as a starter for the Steelers, either as a full-time slot option or an outside replacement for Joe Haden.
Unfortunately, the signing of Sutton limits who else the Steelers will be able to sign. While his contract isn’t enormous, it will likely take up any of the space they could afford to offer pending free agents. Sutton is certainly worth that money though, as his play this past season was arguably the best at the position for the team.
Signing Sutton will likely come at a cost though. If he returns, it likely means Mike Hilton signs elsewhere. As well, bringing back Sutton could mean that Haden is ultimately a cap casualty. While he may not be the biggest name that the Steelers have, he is the one that makes the most sense to be resigned. If the team brings anyone back, it should be Sutton.