Predictions for Steelers six top free agents this offseason
By Andrew Falce
Signs a 3-year, 30-million-dollar contract with 14 million guaranteed with Broncos
While the Steelers get to resign Sutton, they, unfortunately, lose out on the Hilton sweepstakes. Instead, Hilton moves out west and signs on with the Broncos. While their roster is young at cornerback, it is also relatively inexperienced and struggled this past season. Adding Hilton would give them a veteran presence and a player who is a ferocious run stopper.
Hilton is coming off one of his best all-around seasons as a pro. He was a prevalent pass rusher and his coverage skills really seemed to take off this year. He was never awful in coverage, but it was always his weaker skill as opposed to his run-stopping and general physicality. He was great in coverage this year though, and it took his overall game to a new level. There is little arguing to it, Hilton is the best slot cornerback in the league.
The Broncos could really use a stabilizing force in their secondary, and Hilton would provide that. While he will be the starting slot cornerback, they may even try him on the outside due to just how lacking they are at the position. Hilton would fit in well in that secondary, and while the team isn’t set to compete quite yet, adding a good cornerback should point them in the right direction. Hilton becomes the highest-paid slot cornerback in the league while the Broncos get a new starter to add to their secondary.