Steelers 2024 Mock Offseason: Pittsburgh goes outside the box and guns for big names

The Steelers went out on a limb and added big names in this mock offseason

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In this mock offseason, we will go through the remaining cut-down phase where we let some cap casualties go and restructure some deals. We will also go through the free agency process via a simulation process and then of course the draft. All three phases will be vital to the Steelers becoming better this offseason.

A couple of contract changes of note to kick things off. T.J. Watt restructures his deal, which opens a hair under ten million in cap space. The Steelers then turn their attention to Cam Heyward as they want to find a deal that benefits both sides. They end up giving him an extension that lowers his cap hit this year and provides a couple of void years. That adds another nearly 12 million in spending cash.

The Steelers make some shocking moves to kick off this mock offseason

Next, we move on to some cap casualties with the most notable being Allen Robinson II. He saves the club ten million. Both Damontae Kazee and Keanu Neal are let go and that saves a little over five million in cap space. The biggest shocker here comes with Dan Moore Jr. getting cut. According to Over the Cap's website, it would save Pittsburgh another three and a half million.

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Pittsburgh has a trade to announce...

It is time for the blockbuster to kick off the Steelers offseason as they listen to trade calls on Diontae Johnson. It's rumored that he isn't too happy in Pittsburgh right now, so the team listens to offers. They get a good proposal from the Arizona Cardinals as they get their early third-round pick in the upcoming draft. Johnson gets an extension in this scenario and Kyler Murray gets another weapon.

The black and gold add another ten million in cap savings with this deal. With each one of these moves put into action, the Steelers will go into their re-signing period with 50 million in cap space. That is a lot of money considering they don't have any big-name pending free agents of their own. They should have plenty left over for free agency.