What would it cost Steelers to exercise fifth-year option on RB Najee Harris?

The NFL’s salary cap for 2024 is set, and we now know exactly what it’ll cost the Pittsburgh Steelers to exercise Najee Harris’ fifth-year option. The league gave all NFL teams a huge bump in salary cap for the upcoming season as a correction for the whole COVID-19 debacle and the financial situation it put franchises in.

The Steelers need to make a decision on Najee Harris has he enters Year Four and as we’ve said before, this is an easy one. The cost for Harris in 2025 would be $6.79 million, which feels like a bargain given how Harris has started his career.

Harris topped 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first three NFL seasons and done it while dealing with multiple issues including questionable offensive line and quarterback play along with having Matt Canada as an offensive coordinator.

With the addition of new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith, Harris’ role in the offense could be expanded even further along with teammate Jaylen Warren. Smith proved when he was the OC at the Tennessee Titans he could build an elite rushing attack with the right back and Harris fits the bill.

Story originally appeared on Steelers Wire