Positions the Steelers must address this offseason
By Scott Long
The Steelers are currently sitting in the hunt in the playoff picture but the team has plenty of holes to address this offseason.
While the hot topic is that the Steelers must address the quarterback situation this season, the team has plenty of other holes it must address this offseason as well. That is not to say that quarterback is not a position that needs to be addressed, it is merely saying while that is all that everyone is talking about, the Steelers must make moves at these positions as well if they hope to compete next year, and in the future.
It’s no secret that offensive line was an issue for the Steelers entering the year, and it’d be foolish to say the Steelers don’t need to add more reinforcements this offseason. With Kevin Dotson playing well early in his career, and the team spending draft selections on Kendrick Green and Dan Moore Jr., the team likely will have the center slot filled, and one of the tackle slots, and one guard slot filled up.
Trai Turner is unlikely to be brought back, and while it’s possible Chukwuma Okorafor and/ or Zach Banner return, the team could use an upgrade. With quarterback being the team’s top need and likely filling the team’s first-round draft slot (whether it’s a draft selection or a trade of the pick for a quarterback), the team will need to look towards free agency and the later rounds. The best option would likely be to address guard or tackle in free agency while addressing the other in the draft.
While Brandon Scherff and Terron Armstead likely will be out of Pittsburgh’s price range, there are plenty of other options that the team could pursue. Other options include Cam Robinson, Duane Brown, Andrew Norwell, Eric Fisher, Morgan Moses, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Of the options available, Moses is the best fit for Pittsburgh, as combining his price tag and position as a right tackle, fills exactly what the team needs, a veteran presence who can provide stability along the offensive line.