Ranking the available free agent tight end fits for Steelers in 2023

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3. Maxx Williams is an injury-prone gamble

Maxx Williams has been one of the most injury-prone tight ends in the NFL since entering the league with the Baltimore Ravens as a former second-round pick. On his second contract with the Arizona Cardinals, Williams started off strong before the injuries struck once again.

However, because he has missed so much time throughout his career, the Steelers would be able to get Williams on a cheap deal. When he plays, he's a quality tight end who can block on the move and on the line of scrimmage. The question becomes whether or not Pittsburgh would even want to mess with a player who has been injured so often.

In 2019, Williams graded out as the 7th best tight end in the league and he earned overall grades above 77.5 twice since then despite his injuries. The veteran tight end has always been a quality football player, but injuries have claimed much of his career.

If the Steelers are willing to take a chance on Maxx Williams, it's not if he will get injured; rather, when. Assuming Pittsburgh is okay with him missing a few games at some point in the season, he would make a quality TE2 at a potential bargain price.