3. The Pittsburgh Steelers make sense for Shaquille Leonard
Pittsburgh is a weird team. The Steelers have been out gained in every game this season, yet, they are 6-4 and currently holding a playoff spot. Still, they fired their offensive coordinator on Tuesday, and no one really respects their record or the fact that they could realistically be in the postseason this year.
While the offense has been receiving all the heat, the defense has been uncharacteristically bad. Pittsburgh is currently allowing 367.6 yards a game, 27th in the NFL. Somehow, though, the team is only allowing 19.5 points a game, seventh-best in the league.
Linebacker has been a point of weakness in recent weeks due to health. In Week 9, the Steelers lost Cole Holcomb to a season-ending injury. A week later, they lost Kwon Alexander to a season-ending injury. This has led to Pittsburgh signing retired linebackers Myles Jack and Blake Martinez.
They’ll now have the opportunity to add a linebacker that isn’t retired. Leonard wants to be on the field full time and the Steelers can provide him that opportunity. It’ll be a move that makes sense for both sides.