The ultimate free agent for the Steelers would be stealing Chris Jones
One of the top pending players that could be available in free agency might be Chris Jones. He has been a keystone piece of the Chief's defense since he was drafted there. Both Jones and the club struggled to come to a long-term contract solution last offseason, and it extended into game time. He was willing to sit out longer, but they found a solution for this year.
Now with that issue back on the table, it seems like Kansas City might have no other choice but to let Jones walk in free agency. He is one of the best defensive tackles in football and he deserves to be one of the highest-paid players at his position. If he makes it to the open market, he will likely become the top-dollar defensive tackle in the NFL.
The Steelers don't seem to need a defensive tackle at first look, but they have an issue with their future in the defensive trenches. Cam Heyward costs a lot of money to keep around for an older player who is coming off an injury-riddled season. Larry Ogunjobi is constantly managing injuries and has been a disappointment since he signed his contract extension last year.
Pittsburgh will want to add to their defensive line in either the draft or free agency. Jones would be a shocker, but it would also mean plenty of cap space would need to be moved out the door to sign him. That likely means Heyward and others will be shown the door. On one hand, you get one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, but on the other hand, you lose your biggest leader in Heyward in this scenario.