Coming into the offseason the Pittsburgh Steelers have plenty of needs to look at including a replacement for Ben Roethlisberger.
After a 9-7-1 regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers season ended with a first round playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. I wouldn’t consider the season a success, however they do deserve some credit for making the playoffs even with Roethlisberger on his last legs.
Obviously, they need to figure out a solution at quarterback, but there’s still a lot to like moving forward. Mike Tomlin bringing this team to the playoffs only further solidified himself as one of the best coaches in the league.
On the offensive side of the ball, Diontae Johnson really took a step up this season proving himself as a high quality, number one receiver. Last year’s first round pick, Najee Harris impressed in his rookie year.
On the defensive side of the ball, T.J. Watt tied the sack record and won defensive player of the year. Cameron Heyward had yet another stellar season, which resulted in a first-team All-Pro selection.
Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 Offseason Needs
With that being said, this team is still pretty far away from being super bowl contenders and in this article I’ll go through their offseason needs.
With Roethlisberger retiring and his salary coming off the books the Pittsburgh Steelers go into the offseason with some money to spend as overthecap.com has them with $31,206,582 in cap space for 2022.
They’ll also have six draft picks to work with in the 2022 NFL Draft. This includes their first round pick at 20th overall, second rounder at 52, and third rounder at 84.