3 Low-Cost Free Agents the Steelers Should Sign This Offseason
By Max Staley
The Pittsburgh Steelers took many fans by surprise last season, as they remained in the playoff hunt despite having a revolving door at quarterback. With an anemic offense led by Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges for the majority of the year, the team had to rely on its defense.
That unit certainly came through, finishing tied for the league's fifth-best scoring defense while also racking up an NFL-best 54 sacks in 2019. With a top-tier defense, Pittsburgh could be a legitimate contender if the offense makes some strides. That could prove difficult, however, as the Steelers currently have the least available cap space in the NFL.
So with that in mind, let's take a look at three low-cost options Pittsburgh should target in free agency.
1. Randall Cobb, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Far from the flashiest name in the league, Randall Cobb's best days are likely behind him, but he's still a serviceable wideout. He proved as much in 2019, as he racked up 55 catches for 828 receiving yards on a robust 15.1 yards per reception. James Washington was the only Steeler to eclipse 700 receiving yards last season, and Cobb could bring some much-needed depth to this WR corps.
2. Daryl Williams
Daryl Williams wasn't exactly effective in 2019, but he's shown he can be a top-tier starter when he's right. He was battling through a litany of injuries after also missing most of the 2018 season, and that could knock down his price tag enough to make him a viable gamble for Pittsburgh. With an offensive line that surrendered 64 hurries in 2019 (T-No. 23 in the NFL), Williams could be a great low-cost, high-reward option for the team.
3. Devin Funchess, WR, Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts signed Devin Funchess to a massive one-year, $10 million deal. The move didn't work out, with the former Carolina Panther only seeing the field in one game. Still, with a 6-foot-4 frame, the big-bodied WR could bring a new element to Pittsburgh, as the Steelers' two leading wideouts from 2019 are both under 6'0". Given the recent injury concerns, Funchess shouldn't command a huge deal this time around, making him a nice target for Pittsburgh.
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