4 free agents the Steelers must sign before the 2021 draft
By Andrew Falce
While Jordan Dangerfield is far from an elite defensive piece, he has proven to be a skilled special team’s threat. Losing his established presence on special teams would be a blow, and considering his market seems soft right now, the Steelers should be interested in bringing him back.
Dangerfield played 65 percent of the special team’s snaps last season, and he was his usual effective self while on the field. Re-signing him doesn’t alter any draft plans either, as adding a depth safety could still be the move given Dangerfield’s lack of a defensive presence. His cost shouldn’t be much more than the minimum either. In a normal offseason, he could have seen a slightly more expensive deal (he is that good on special teams), but that isn’t the case this offseason.
The only argument that can be made to not bring back Dangerfield is that the Steelers signed a similar style of player in Miles Killebrew. Even though they both technically play safety (although some list Killebrew as a linebacker) there is room on the roster for both. Call them whatever position you want; they are on the team for special teams. You can never have too many solid special teams’ options.