4 Steelers who robbed the team blind in 2023

These four players weren't worth a fraction of their lofty contract numbers in 2023.

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3. DL Larry Ogunjobi

With how quickly the defensive tackle market depleted early in the 2023 free agency period, I was not surprised to see the Pittsburgh Steelers throw money at Larry Ogunjobi to keep some security at the position. However, I was not okay with handing him as much money as they did. In fact, I've said that this was my least favorite move that Omar Khan and the front office made during the 2023 offseason.

Even at his best with the Browns and Bengals, I never thought Ogunjobi should be a full-time player on defense. His lack of anchoring ability and unspectacular play against the run makes him best as a situational penetrating defensive tackle. The Steelers didn't see it this way.

Ogunjobi has played a lot of snaps this year, but he has been average at best. This isn't good enough to fork up a 3-year, $28.75 million contract to. This deal is extremely similar to the one the Steelers structured for Chukwuma Okorafor.

Admittedly, Pittsburgh is getting much more out of Larry Ogunjobi, but even when he's playing at the top of this game, he's the third-best interior defender on the team behind Cameron Heyward and Keeanu Benton. Ogunjobi had another unproductive season in 2023 and is unspectacular on tape. This is a bad contract the Steelers are going to have to live with for at least one more year.