The Steelers had a busy offseason with some significant wins as they head into training camp.
It is a new era for the Steelers as they look to keep their competitive streak going while things go in a new direction. It was a complicated offseason that saw many new additions enter the fold. The team was very active as Kevin Colbert called it a career in the front office for Pittsburgh.
Free agency is normally a time when the black and gold try to sit around and sign a few bargain deals. This year was different as the club had a lot of money to spend and too many holes to fill through the draft. They brought in some players outside of the organization with the hope of keeping this club in the playoffs.
The draft was something different for the Steelers as they were one of the teams that was hunting for a quarterback. The event saw them address many of the holes that they were not able to add through free agency. It was an active and interesting offseason, and the Steelers were finally able to give the fans some excitement this time around.
The Steelers filled starting spots with youth for cheap
At the start of free agency, there were at least eight starting spots open on this roster. They were able to fill most of those needs with some of their spending cash. The Steelers brought players in on short-term deals that did not break the bank.
Players like Ahkello Witherspoon and Levi Wallace signed with the club during free agency. Both joined the Steelers on identical two-year contracts at a cheap rate of $8 million, which is very cheap for starting cornerbacks in the NFL. Colbert and his front office made some nifty moves that would not affect the franchise long-term.