Tyler Boyd has obvious Pittsburgh connections and could fit a need
Adding another receiver option onto the list here as this one sticks out like a sore thumb. Tyler Boyd went to the University of Pittsburgh and grew up around the city. It would make a lot of sense for the Steelers to show some interest in the local guy once free agency opens. His market could either be great, or it could be something small.
Boyd has been vocally critical of the Steelers in the past, but he was also on the opposite side of the Steelers-Bengals rivalry. He has been a reliable receiver since entering the NFL in 2016. The former Pitt Panther could make a lot of sense in a leaderless receiver room. The Steelers need a veteran guy who is not afraid to say hard things.
This free agent has proven that he can step into that leadership role. He has been a captain in Cincinnati for many years and has seen his role slow down since Joe Burrow and the offensive weapons entered the Bengals organization. One would have to imagine that Boyd would become expendable as Cincinnati has limited finances.
That is where someone like the Steelers could swoop in. Boyd should not cost an arm and a leg to sign in free agency. He is still only 29 years old so giving him a multi-year contract should not be the worst value given out. It would be an interesting development to see the Pittsburgh product come back to play for his local team growing up.