Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said that James Conner will be a free agent in March, so it appears that the team has no intention to re-sign him.
Steelers fans know that Conner isn’t exactly the most durable back in the NFL. Since he was selected in the third round of the 2017 draft, Conner has yet to play a full season.
He enjoyed a breakout 973-yard, 12-touchdown season in 2018, when the Steelers had the top offensive line in the NFL, and Le’Veon Bell held out. Since then, Conner’s production has left much to be desired. He has not proven to be the bell cow Mike Tomlin touted him as this offseason.
Some attributes that will help Conner find a landing spot are his ability to block and talent a receiver out of the backfield (963 career receiving yards).
I’d be shocked if Conner goes anywhere as a starter — he seems the best fit on a team with a rotational system.
Here are some potential landing spots for Conner in free agency.