3 positions the Steelers should ignore in 2021 offseason
By Andrew Falce
With the offseason set to get underway, there are three positions in particular that the Steelers can ignore.
The Steelers are in one of the tougher positions for this upcoming offseason, as the team has limited resources despite being on the verge of losing a plethora of talent. While the team will have to do everything in its power to add talent at multiple positions, there are a few spots that should be set for next season.
While the team could always add a player there if the talent is right, they aren’t in as desperate of a need as some of the other positions. Here are the three positions that the Steelers should ignore this offseason.
While both of the Steelers starting safeties are set to be free agents, the odds are at least Minkah Fitzpatrick is given his fifth-year tender. As well, don’t be shocked if Terrell Edmunds is given one as well given how well he played last year and the likely increase the NFL will have in cap space given the likely ticket sale increase in 2021. With their two starters set to return, the focus will have to be on the depth chart, and even there the team doesn’t seem to be in that bad of shape.
Antoine Brooks is set to return, and he looked above average in coverage despite having limitations there on tape. Assuming the team can retain Sean Davis and Jordan Dangerfield on a cheap deal, there won’t be much room for another body at the position. Unless the depth gets completely whipped out in free agency, the Steelers should be set at the position going forward. With the plethora of other needs, safety can be put on the backburner.