The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have one the best offenses in the NFL. So they’ve done what they’re supposed to do in keeping it together.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had one of the most explosive offenses in 2016. Of course, having a superstar QB like Ben Roethlisberger leading the charge is paramount. But it wouldn’t be the same without superstar RB Le’Veon Bell and superstar WR Antonio Brown.
So the Steelers had to find a way to keep Bell and Brown, both due to be free agents soon. Among Steelers fans, all eyes were on what the team would do this offseason to keep them. And the Steelers have pulled it off with both superstars, at least for 2017.
It all started with the four-year, $68 million deal they made with Brown Monday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the deal makes him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. So Roethlisberger, will have one of the game’s best receivers the next four years.
That opened things up for the Steelers to give Bell the franchise tag on the same day. Brown has made five Pro Bowls and three first-team All-Pro teams in his seven years. He also led the league with 1,698 receiving yards in 2014.
Bell has made two Pro Bowls, one All-Pro team and had 2,215 yards from scrimmage in 2014. In 2016, Bell and Brown combined for 3,177 of the team’s 5,962 yards from scrimmage. So getting these two superstars back is great news for Steelers fans.
Roethlisberger will be back in 2017 the the same two main men to feed!