BTSC takes a look at the top free agents at each position, whether or not they are in the Steelers price range. Here are the Fullbacks.
Disclaimer: The author realizes that the 2021 Steelers are probably going to be burning in Salary Cap Hell and can’t pony up much money for free agents. However, you never know what they have planned and it’s the author’s responsibility to highlight the free agent options.
The Steelers have many an issue on offense with losses on the line, at wide receiver and running back. The fullback position isn’t really a need. They have one in Derek Watt that they paid a good bit of coin to, they just didn’t really use him. Should the Steelers decide that they want a new fullback, this is who is looking for a deal.
ONCE AGAIN. THE AUTHOR REALIZES THAT THE STEELERS DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS FOR MANY OF THESE PLAYERS. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE LIST OF WHO IS AVAILABLE TO THE ENTIRE LEAGUE AND THE STEELERS. YOU CAN CRITICIZE THE IDIOT AUTHOR ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR BLEACHER REPORT COMMENTS SECTION FOR WASTING YOUR TIME AND NOT KNOWING ANYTHING AT ALL, AGAIN AND AGAIN. HOWEVER, THESE WILL CONTINUE TO APPEAR.
Most Notable Free Agent Full Backs
Alex Armah – Carolina Panthers
Age 27, 6’2”/255 lbs.
Stats: Games Played – 16
Attempts – 6, Yards – 9, Yards Per Attempt – 1.5, Touchdowns – 0, Fumbles: 0
Targets: 9, Receptions: 5, Yards: 18, Receiving Touchdowns: 0, Drops: 3
No. 8 PFF Position Ranking
Overall Grade 57.0 (Average), Rushing 79.9 (High Quality), Receiving 30,3 (Rookie), Pass Blocking 86.0 (Elite), Run Blocking 64.0 (Average)
Armah is a tremendous blocker when it comes to both the run and the pass. Mike Davis had no lock of holes in 2020 with Alex Armah leading the way.
Michael Burton – New Orleans Saints
Age 29, 6’0”/240 lbs.
Stats: Games Played – 15
Attempts – 7, Yards – 18, Yards Per Attempt – 2.6, Touchdowns – 0, Fumbles – 0
Targets – 4, Receptions – 4, Yards – 28, Touchdowns – 0, Drops – 0
No. 4 PFF Position Ranking
Overall Grade 62.9 (Average), Rushing 76.1 (High Quality), Receiving 53.8 (Below Average), Pass Blocking 56.4 (Average), Run Blocking 59.1 (Average)
Michael Burton paved the way for Alvin Kamara quite a bit the past couple of seasons. There’s your proof. But if that isn’t enough, he can rumble with the ball pretty well too.
Anthony Sherman – Kansas City Chiefs
Age 32, 5’10”/242 lbs.
Stats: Games Played – 13
Attempts – 3, Yards – 8, Yards Per Attempt – 2.7, Touchdowns – 0, Fumbles – 0
Targets – 2, Receptions – 1, Yards – 5, Touchdowns – 1, Drops – 1
No. 1 PFF Position Ranking
Overall Grade 66.9 (Above Average), Rushing 69.9 (Above Average), Receiving 49.5 (Below Average), Pass Blocking 78.2 (High Quality), Run Blocking 62.9 (Average)
The Chiefs don’t run the ball much, but the veteran, Sherman, makes plenty of room for them when they do. But he’s also effective in protecting Patrick Mahomes. Age is not quite on Sherman’s side, but he hasn’t shown any decline just yet.
Most Notable Steelers Free Agent Full Backs
Age 26, 6’2”/223 lbs.
Stats: Games Played – 4
No 2020 Statistics
No 2020 Statistics
PFF Position Ranking – Not Ranked
Overall Grade 58.1 (Average), Receiving 59.0 (Average), Run Blocking 60.2 (Average)
Edmunds is a running back that has subbed in at FB over the past two seasons. He’s a guy that they could always keep in their back pocket or on speed dial if they need to. But probably, only when they really need to.