The Pittsburgh Steelers have to get the 2024 offseason right. While the regular season in 2023 was a mass of frustration, the overwhelming belief was that the Steelers' front office nailed the offseason with Omar Khan settled in as the general manager.
While the free agency additions looked great on paper, they didn't all pan out. Patrick Peterson had a
tumultuous season, while Elandon Roberts was a fantastic addition. Others, like Isaac Seumalo, took time to gel into the program.
For the large part, he nailed the draft too. Broderick Jones and Joey Porter Jr look like studs who will contribute for years to come in Pittsburgh.
Having one great offseason is one thing, following it up with another - and in fact improving in year two - is a completely different endeavor. The pressure of having a great offseason is amplified by the Steelers' woeful inconsistencies on the field throughout the 2023 campaign.
While Steelers fans should, for the most part, be comfortable that Khan and his staff will make solid, beneficial decisions, skepticism in trusting the offices of the franchise is at an all-time high within the fanbase. That said, several decisions would plague the Steelers for years to come should they fail to make the proper decisions. Some are only revealed in hindsight, which can be the nature of the sport. But others will be painfully obvious once the decision is made or avoided altogether.
So what catastrophic decisions must the Steelers front office avoid in the 2024 offseason? Well, the first is quite obvious.