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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This mock offseason begins Free Agency on the offensive side of the ball

Free agency kicks off and the Steelers have a little over 44 million to spend on outside options. We start off this portion of the mock offseason on the offensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh needs a couple of upgrades at key positions to get last season's stale offense out the door. The black and gold add three free agents to the team.

The first signing drops as Pittsburgh makes a homecoming become a reality by signing Tyler Boyd. They get him on a three-year contract that pays him a hair over eight and a half million bucks per season. It's a good deal for both sides and adds another weapon on offense. Boyd has enjoyed a strong career in Cincinnati and can play outside and inside.

Next up, a big signing here as the Steelers were able to get Trenton Brown to sign with the team. He has a ton of starting experience in the NFL on both sides of the line. He has mostly been at right tackle recently, and that is where he will start. This takes the pressure off of drafting a rookie to start on day one and allows Brown to provide quality play for the next two years at ten million per season.

Russell Wilson jumps over to Pittsburgh after being cut by the Denver Broncos. He signs a two-year contract which equates to a one-year deal with incentives. The Steelers can then decide to release Wilson after that first year or keep him at a reasonable cap hit for a starting quarterback. Wilson needs to prove himself in the NFL again as a starter and the Steelers move on from Kenny Pickett for a former proven veteran.