The Steelers made their offensive coordinator official, as they signed former Falcons head coach and Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. While a lot has been said about the signing and the fan base seems split on the move, this group is officially his for 2024.
While he won’t have complete control of the roster, there is a chance that some names follow Smith to Pittsburgh. It is common for pending free agents to follow an old coach to their new location. Considering his recent tenures with the Titans and Falcons, here are five free agents that could follow Smith to the Steelers this offseason.
Steelers could sign Aaron Brewer
A face with the least amount of exposure to Smith, Aaron Brewer has beaten the odds as an undersized undrafted free agent. It took him two seasons, but he has since become the Titans starter. While his play hasn’t been flashy or elite, this past season was far and away Brewer’s best as a professional.
While center is likely one of the biggest needs for the Steelers this offseason, I am skeptical of adding a player like Brewer. Coming off a career year should see him get a respectable deal in free agency. That said, he lacks the size you want in a center, and outside of this season, he hasn’t been a great starter.
Frankly, I see Brewer as a one-for-one replacement for the caliber of player Mason Cole is. The contracts will likely be similar, but like Cole, I doubt that Brewer is a long-term solution for this offense. I’d rather a more proper investment be made instead of another band-aid solution in Brewer.