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Zach Banner announced on Twitter today that he has re-signed with the Steelers. It was an expected move, as the USC product's play was really starting to peak until he suffered a season-ending ACL tear in Week 1 against the Giants last season. According to Aditi Kinkhawala of the NFL Network, Banner's deal is two years worth $9.5 million, including a $3.25 million signing bonus.
Banner told Mark Kaboly of The Athletic last month that Mike Tomlin told him during the season last year that he's looking for him to be a starter at one of the offensive tackle positions in 2021.
“Coach T looked at me and said, ‘You are my answer for 2021, so I need you to focus on your knee, don’t worry about anything else.’ That was the best thing that I could’ve heard,” Banner said.
Banner also told Kaboly that he's betting on himself once again in 2021.
“I had a conversation with my agent, and we will keep that on the hush-hush right now, but yes, I am betting on myself again some way, somehow,” Banner said.
Guard/tackle Matt Feiler agreed to terms on a three-year, $21 million deal with the Chargers on Monday, so a starting spot at one of the offensive tackle positions is there for the taking for Banner.