3 Low-Cost Playmakers the Steelers Can Target in Free Agency
By Max Staley
The Pittsburgh Steelers are running it back this year, bringing back Ben Roethlisberger along with a host of other key players. But due to salary cap constraints, we're likely not going to see Pittsburgh make the offensive upgrades fans are surely looking for.
With that in mind, here are three low-cost playmakers the Steelers should target in free agency.
Steelers Free Agency 2021
3. Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Likely losing James Conner to free agency, the Steelers clearly need to prioritize the running game. Roethlisberger wasn't exactly great last season, but he was often the team's only option. Pittsburgh was the league's only team averaging fewer than 90.0 rushing yards per game, finishing with 84.4 per outing. Adding a legit homerun threat like Tevin Coleman could give this unit some much needed pop. And his recent injury history should means he comes at a huge discount.
2. Keelan Cole, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Keelan Cole is far from a household name, but he was a rock-solid member of the Jacksonville Jaguars' receiving corps last year. He finished with 55 receptions for 642 yards and 5 touchdowns. Cole will be 28 years old when next season kicks off, and he could be a nice veteran addition to the Steelers' promising, young WR room.
1. Adam Humphries, WR, Tennessee Titans
The Steelers are almost certainly losing their primary slot WR in JuJu Smith-Schuster. Last year, JuJu actually played more snaps out of the slot (711) than any other receiver in the league, per Player Profiler. Adam Humphries could be a great low-cost replacement for JuJu, and he'd be a solid body to add to the Steelers' WR rotation.
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