Grading Kevin Colbert’s last offseason as Steelers General Manager

May 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8 right) participates in drills during Rookie Minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8 right) participates in drills during Rookie Minicamp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Gunner Olszewski signed 2 years, $4.20 million, Grade: C+

Gunner Olszewski comes over to the club after being with the Patriots franchise originally. He was able to become one of the better return men in the NFL during his time there. The Steelers will hope that he can continue that here and this will also provide Diontae Johnson with special team’s snaps.

Levi Wallace signed 2 years, $8 million, Grade: B

Levi Wallace is another player that is young and brings a wealth of starting experience in the league. Pittsburgh signed him and this could be a good starting tandem between him and Witherspoon if they pan out. Wallace is better off as a second outside corner on a good defense and that will be the mindset heading into the year.

Mitch Trubisky signed 2 years, $14.285 million, Grade: B

Mitch Trubisky was the big name signing for the black and gold when the flood gates opened on the new league year. He was brought on for a reasonable price, which was less than most projected to occur. He will probably be the starter to begin the season and the club will need to see how things stand game by game.

Overall free agency grade: B

Overall, this was a good free agency class for Kevin Colbert on paper. Normally the Steelers would not be this active in free agency, but they had too many holes to fill. Mix the need to act with the amount of cap space, and you get this result of solid veterans that will provide competition and a competitive roster.

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