The NFL has set a $208.2M salary cap ceiling for the 2022 season what does this mean for Pittsburgh?
The NFL and the NFLPA have finally set a number for what we could be looking at for the next NFL season. This would be extremely beneficial for the Steelers who have plenty of Free Agents.
This can mean multiple things for Pittsburgh, so I would like to highlight all of these things to you. It's really pretty simple. However, I think having this extra money will be very important for the future of this team.
The Steelers can bring back Big Ben
The Steelers and Big Ben now have more flexibility if he wants to come back for another season. The Steelers have the funds to make that happen which is a good thing if he wants to go all-in for another season. However, Ben Roethlisberger might decide to retire and that money can be used in other ways.
They also could go after a Veteran QB or they could bring our offense some more weapons to complement our QB of the future. It's sad, however, it is definitely something the Steelers need to think about.
The Steelers can sign some of their Free Agents
Having some of this extra money will help to bring back TJ Watt, Minkah Fitzpatrick, JuJu-Smith-Schuster, and many others if they would like. Next season, the Steelers will have quite a surplus of Free-Agents and having this money can help us bring back these players and not feel.
The Steelers can finally breathe easy
At least for a while, the Steelers can have some extra money. Usually, the Steelers are up against it in regards to their cap room. For example: currently, the Steelers only have around $4M in cap space. So, it'll be nice to have $70M+. Still, half of that will be going to TJ. Which is well deserved. However, that'll sting.