Predictions for Steelers six top free agents this offseason
Here are the predictions for what happens to the Steelers top six free agents
The Steelers have a plethora of free agents set to hit the market in roughly a month. The odds they resign all of them is impossible, and it seems like just retaining one of their bigger names would be seen as a win. Most of these players will be on a new team shortly. Here are the predictions for what happens to the Steelers’ six biggest free agents.
Signs a 2-year, 8-million-dollar contract with 4 million guaranteed with the Cardinals
It has been a few years since the Cardinals became Steelers-west, and while the pipeline of players that have moved there have gone down, James Conner seems like a low-risk option for them. While Conner is immensely talented, his injury concerns will keep his value on the lower end during the free agency period.
The Cardinals are set to bring back Chase Edmonds but also have fellow started running back Kenyan Drake set to be a free agent. Conner gives them a different dynamic at running back, as he adds a power element that the Cardinals haven’t really had. As well, with their surplus of cap space, making a cheap move for a running back could make their offense even more dynamic.
Conner can do it all as a running back as well. He has good hands and can block, further adding to his overall value on the market. With the Cardinals, Conner would have a chance to re-establish himself as a legitimate threat while working in a rotation. His injuries would be less of a concern in a rotation, meaning his talent could get maximized on a team like the Cardinals.