3 moves the Steelers need to make after signing Russell Wilson

Pittsburgh Steelers, Russell Wilson
Pittsburgh Steelers, Russell Wilson / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

Sunday night and Monday morning, Pittsburgh Steelers fans either went to bed with or woke up to some big news.

The team's plan at quarterback has been set. It's time for the Russell Wilson era in Pittsburgh.

The former Denver Broncos quarterback chose to sign with the Steelers on a veteran minimum deal, meaning Kenny Pickett is very likely heading for a backup role, at least for the foreseeable future.

Now that Wilson is a Steeler, though, where does the team go from here in terms of prioritizing their offseason moves? There are three key areas the team should address following the signing of Wilson.

1. Add to the offensive line

As Steelers fans know, the offensive line could use some help this offseason. If the team doesn't want to see Wilson running for his life like he was at times in Denver, they need to add, at the very least, depth at tackle and center. And by depth, that means adding an offensive tackle and center who have the ability to push for a starting spot.

This Steelers offensive line could use a star, quite frankly. Forget adding simple depth. If Pittsburgh went out and got a big name at either tackle or center, that would send a message to fans that they're serious about building this thing around Wilson and doing it quickly.

2. Mix up the WR room

The Steelers need to add another capable wide receiver, especially if they wind up trading Diontae Johnson, and that seems very likely; more likely by the minute, in fact.

Johnson is notably on the trade block, which would leave George Pickens and Calvin Austin as the top two guys. Obviously, Pickens has superstar potential. But, attitude and effort are still in question.

The Steelers undoubtedly need talent at the position, especially if they trade Johnson. There are some solid free agents available in the Tier 2 type of range, so maybe we see the team pursue a guy within that realm.

3. Add a cornerback opposite Joey Porter Jr.

If you asked Steelers fans what one of their main concerns were this offseason, a good majority would tell you it's at the cornerback position. Releasing Patrick Peterson and likely moving on from Levi Wallace, this is now a team in desperate need of some additional help at the position. Nickel Chandon Sullivan is also a free agent.

Whether it's via the draft or free agency, Pittsburgh needs to help their secondary out by finding at least one more legitimate starter.