Pittsburgh Steelers worst moves of the 2023 offseason
By Tommy Jaggi
1. Signing CB Chandon Sullivan
One of the biggest questions we all had since early in the offseason is: who will be the Steelers top slot cornerback in 2023? A few years back, this role was occupied by Mike Hilton and passed off to Cameron Sutton (who was forced to play primarily on the outside in 2022).
With Sutton leaving for the Lions in free agency, the only player on Pittsburgh's roster with significant usage from the slot was Arthur Maulet, but he was recently released by the team, reportedly over a disagreement about contract language. Prior to this happening, the Steelers signed veteran slot CB Chandon Sullivan during the Day 3 of the NFL Draft.
Sadly, Sullivan might have been even worse in 2022 than Maulet was. For the second straight year, Sullivan graded out as one of the worst cornerbacks in the NFL. The tape would concur. It's also worth noting that he allowed 70.8 percent of targets to be completed in his coverage for 638 yards -- giving up a passer rating of 102.7.
The good news is that Sullivan has just a $1.09 million cap hit for 2023, so this isn't a big financial investment at all. However, if he ends up being the guy that the Pittsburgh Steelers rely on as their primary slot cornerback this year, fans are going to hate this signing.