Predicting what happens to Steelers 2021 signings in 2022
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Tyson Alualu
In what became one of the strangest offseason storylines, Tyson Alualu initially signed with the Jaguars before coming down with Covid. While in quarantine, the veteran decided he wanted to stay with the Steelers, so he signed with them instead. Alualu has enjoyed quite the career resurgence with the team, and despite his age, he has been a valuable nose tackle.
All that said, I think this season will be his last in Pittsburgh. The veteran is owed a decent chunk of money next year and hasn’t been able to play much due to an early-season injury that ended his season. The team also has gotten quite a bit of lay from Isaiah Buggs and Carlos Davis is looking to make an impact when he returns. With the Steelers set to rebuild next year, keeping Alualu around makes little sense.
There is a real chance that the veteran decides to retire, but based on his strong play, it seems more than likely he will still try and play. If that’s the case, the Steelers will probably release him and he will have the chance to play for a competitor. Alualu has been a great Steelers addition, but it seems like his time with the team is coming to a close.