Could Jesse James return back to Pittsburgh in the offseason?
Jesse James caught the ball against the Patriots. There we got that out of the way. Jesse signed with the Detroit Lions for $22.6 million in 2019. The Lions have hardly used James during his time in Detroit. In 2019 James caught only 16 receptions for 142 yards with 0 touchdowns. That is considered his worst season since his rookie year.
In 2020 the Lions talked to James about being more involved in their offense, but he still finished the season with 14 receptions for 129 yards, and 2 touchdowns. That's even worse than his 2019 season! So ultimately Jesse James will become a cap casualty for the Lions heading into the near future which could mean they should release him this coming offseason.
If he is released he could be a good option in Pittsburgh to come in on a friendly contract. He also knows the system quite well. Right now the only TE the Steelers have is Eric Ebron. So the Steelers will be in the market looking for a TE during the 2021 offseason. Jesse James would be a good option to look at for Pittsburgh.