It makes sense. After all, Watt’s two brothers T.J. and Derek already play for the Steelers, and Pittsburgh is certainly a team in win-now mode.
Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was asked about the perennial Pro Bowl defensive end today, but played it coy.
“TJ is our guy, Derek is with us. Whether or not we can ever add anybody, I’d hate to talk about it because it’s just speculation at this point,” Colbert said.
Asked Kevin Colbert if it’s realistic to add JJ Watt given cap constraints and needs. Declined to discuss specific players, but said: “TJ is our guy, Derek is with us. Whether or not we can ever add anybody, I’d hate to talk about it because it’s just speculation at this point”
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) February 17, 2021
We’d guess that the Steelers would love to land Watt, but they seem to have a more pressing issue. The team is in the process of working out the contract situation for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
It still seems likely that Big Ben will be the Pittsburgh quarterback next season, but Colbert’s comments today did raise some eyebrows and indicate that nothing is guaranteed.
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