4 best-case scenarios for the Steelers in 2021 free agency
By Andrew Falce
Steelers add a veteran center
As stated before, the Steelers will not be significant players in free agency due to their limited cap space. That said, the market has seen a sudden influx of center-capable players due to other teams trying to shed cap space. While a popular name like B.J. Finney has already been suggested on the cheap, the team may be able to realistically add better prospects at the position.
A name like Nick Easton or even Nick Martin could circle around to the Steelers on a cheap multi-year deal. They each have starting center experience and could serve in that role in 2021. This wouldn’t inhibit the team from drafting a center either, but it would allow them to not be forced to reach for one. If there is no center worthy of a first-round pick, the team could opt to draft one in the second round or later and let them develop behind the free agent.
If the Steelers make any sort of a move in free agency, adding a center would be at the top of the list. Grabbing a starting capable option for cheap in free agency would be a great insurance policy heading into the draft. The team has to retool this offensive line and starting with the center position is a must. A starting capable veteran is a good place to start for this offensive line.
While the team will be low on resources this offseason, there is still a chance they can come out of this free agency period as winners. There won’t be major signings like previous years, but the team can still add to a depleted roster. These four scenarios above present the Steelers with their best-case scenario for the new league year.