3 Best Offseason Moves From the Pittsburgh Steelers

David Kaestle
Ben Roethlisberger returns as the Steelers starting quarterback in 2020.
Ben Roethlisberger returns as the Steelers starting quarterback in 2020. / Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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The Pittsburgh Steelers finished 8-8 last season after being lead by backup quarterback Mason Rudolph. Now entering 2020, Ben Roethlisberger is healthy, back in the fold and ready to resume his starting role.

However, that's not the only positive coming out of the Steelers' offseason, either. With a slew of free-agent signings, let's take a look at the three best moves the Steelers made so far this offseason.

1. Placing the Franchise Tag on Bud Dupree

Signing Bud Dupree to the franchise tag was a smart move by the Steelers.
Signing Bud Dupree to the franchise tag was a smart move by the Steelers. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Bud Dupree was fantastic for the Steelers last season, but that's the thing, just last season. Dupree was considered somewhat of a bust before 2019. However, his uptick in production last year couldn't go completely unnoticed. So, bringing him back on the franchise tag for a price he's worth if he can replicate last year's production was a great low-risk move to see if Dupree can earn that long-term deal and prove he's not a one-hit wonder.

2. Signing Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron will be the Steelers starting tight end.
Eric Ebron will be the Steelers starting tight end. / Rob Leiter/Getty Images

The Steelers have an offense and a quarterback that loves to utilize the tight end as a pass-catcher. With a consistent option like that missing form their offense the last few years, that's exactly what they get in Ebron. No, Ebron probably won't replicate his 13-touchdown performance form 2018, but if there's any place he has a chance to do it, it's with Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

3. Signing Stefen Wisniewski

Stefen Wisniewski will play on the Steelers offensive line.
Stefen Wisniewski will play on the Steelers offensive line. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

Stefen Wisniewski could represent a lot of things for the Steelers. After losing both Ramon Foster and B.J. Finney, the 2020 Steelers needed to build some depth on their offensive line. Wisniewski has two Super Bowl rings, most recently as the starting left guard for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019, but was also the staring LG for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. He also spent some time at center for a total of five seasons with the Las Vegas Raiders and New England Patriots. Wisniewski represents versatility, proving he can compete at a high level in multiple spots on the offensive line, which is something the Steelers potentially could need him to do, especially if injuries arise.


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