4 easiest offseason decisions for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022

Joe Schobert #93 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Steelers should sign an established offensive lineman

One thing I think we can all agree the Steelers will do is sign an established offensive lineman this year. Outside of maybe just Dan Moore and Kevin Dotson, nobody’s job on the team is secure, and they could use just about every position across the line.

Bringing in an established, experienced veteran could give their OL an immediate boost in 2022. One potential free-agent candidate I would love is Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle, Orlando Brown. The mammoth offensive lineman has now played in two very different offenses with the Ravens and the Chiefs and has proved to be a very good player for both teams. He’s also still just 25 years old.

If the Steelers aren’t willing to spend elite money on one player in free agency, then I would expect them to sign at least one quality plug-and-play starter they can depend on for the near future.

Pittsburgh can easily get up to $45 million in salary-cap space just by cutting Schobert and Banner this offseason. That’s a lot of money to work with, and I would be shocked if they didn’t invest a good portion of it into their offensive line.

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The Steelers have a lot of tough decisions to make early in the 2022 offseason, but these four decisions should be made as soon as possible. All four are easy calls to make.