4 of the worst moves the Steelers made during the offseason
By Andrew Falce
Steelers don’t address safety
One of the biggest needs for the Steelers heading into the offseason, the team needed some help at strong safety. Terrell Edmunds became a free agent after finishing his rookie deal, and for a while, it seemed like he wasn’t going to return to the team. Finally, the team re-signed Edmunds and brought him back with the intention of starting him.
On paper, this is a fine move, as Edmunds is an average and consistent starter. The issue I have is the team neither improved the position nor did they secure the position long-term. There were quite a few talented free-agent options at strong safety this offseason. The Steelers opted for the known and safe option though in bringing back Edmunds.
Even more of an issue is that the team only got Edmunds locked up for one season. This means he will once again be a free agent next season and the team failed to add anyone that can potentially start after him. There were plenty of options in the draft and in free agency that could have been added as long-term options. Instead, the team will be in a similar position next offseason once Edmunds is a free agent again.