8 receivers the Steelers must sign to replace Smith-Schuster
By Andrew Falce
Steelers should sign Fitzgerald
The most established name on this list, Larry Fitzgerald’s tenure in the NFL makes him an eventual hall of fame player. Right now, though, he is a free agent for the first time in his career and is without a team to play on. This is due to his diminishing athleticism and advanced age, but Fitzgerald can still catch the football when thrown his way.
While his best days are clearly behind him, Fitzgerald can still be an effective short-yardage receiver despite his old age. He only had one drop last season, a testament to just how effective his hands still are.
His athleticism will hold him back, but his playing style now would honestly be an effective replacement for Smith-Schuster. He could serve as a safety net who won’t make the big play but can regularly catch the ball and move the chains.
The only reason Fitzgerald isn’t higher up on this list is that he is very much pigeonholed into what he can do with the team at this point. He can’t make any plays deep down the field, but he can make some tough grabs over the middle of the field. It would be weird to see him in a different uniform, but Fitzgerald would be a welcome addition to the Steelers roster at this point.