3 Free Agents the Steelers Can Sign Next Offseason With Increased 2022 Salary Cap

Larry Rupp
Three free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers can sign next offseason with an increased 2022 salary cap, including guard Brandon Scherff.
Three free agents the Pittsburgh Steelers can sign next offseason with an increased 2022 salary cap, including guard Brandon Scherff. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

It's never too early to start looking ahead to the 2022 NFL offseason, especially given the recent news of an increased cap number for every team. It should make free agency even more exciting and could allow a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers to take advantage.

The Steelers are projected to have one of the top-five highest amounts of cap space available following next season and will have multiple holes to address on the roster. With that being said, here are three free agents Pittsburgh should sign next offseason.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 Free Agent Targets

1. Brandon Scherff , OG

The Steelers have found success over the years by ensuring they have a reliable and consistent offensive line. With starting guard David DeCastro set to hit free agency, the team could look towards one of the top free agents in this class in Brandon Scherff. Scherff is a four-time Pro Bowler with six seasons of NFL experience under his belt. He could immediately step in as a starter and drew just 2 penalties in 13 games played in 2020. He may be expensive to sign, but this is a move that could improve Pittsburgh for years to come.

2. Kyle Fuller, CB

Another position the Steelers will be lacking any depth at next offseason is in the secondary. Starting cornerback Joe Haden is set to become a free agent and the team is already relying on Cameron Sutton to step up this season. The team could address a need by signing Kyle Fuller in free agency. Fuller is a two-time Pro Bowler and has posted at least 8 pass breakups and 55 tackles in each of the last four seasons. He has also racked up 13 interceptions during that span and could become an immediate game-changer on Pittsburgh's defense.

3. David Johnson, RB

Yes, the Steelers drafted a Najee Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft in hopes that he will be a franchise type of player moving forward. However, it would be a smart move for Pittsburgh to add a cheap veteran to act as his backup/mentor. David Johnson sticks out in this scenario given his experience and production. Johnson averages 4.1 yards per carry in his career and has scored 56 total touchdowns across six seasons of play. He has the capabilities to step in if an injury occurs and wouldn't cost too much to sign.

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