Roethlisberger has one year remaining on a contract that will cost the Steelers $41 million against the salary cap. That’s the biggest cap hit of any quarterback in the league. The Steelers are projected to be $21 million over the cap with just 35 players under contract.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading into the 2021 offseason. With free agency looming followed by the NFL draft in April, the Steelers will have a plethora of decisions and moves to make before making their first draft selection. As for the NFL combine and player pro days being in limbo as well as the opportunity for players to return to college who opted out of the 2020 college football season, there may be limited information in regards to draft prospects this year.
If you don't already know, the Pittsburgh Steelers are set up for failure during the 2021 offseason due to a plethora of free agents, a $41.25 million cap hit from their quarterback and a pandemic-impacted salary cap. As the Steelers navigate their way through a winter/spring that will define next season, it's abundantly clear who their fans want them to make top priority. JuJu Smith-Schuster stole the hearts of Steelers fans the moment he stepped into a black and gold uniform.