Breaking down the Steelers signing of safety Mike Mitchell


Safety Mike Mitchell passed his physical today and the Steelers made the 5 year signing official Wednesday afternoon. The deal is worth $25 million over 5 years with $5.25 million guaranteed. What does the signing mean for the Steelers? Two things quickly jump out. They have upgraded at the safety position in a big way over an aging Ryan Clark and secondly they have eliminated the need to draft a safety in the first couple rounds which is very important for a team on the cusp of being a playoff contender that is very thin at a number of positions, namely wide receiver, defensive line, inside linebacker, running back and cornerback. You can even add outside linebacker as a position where the Steelers lack ideal depth. With the signing of Mitchell, the Steelers have gotten faster and bigger at the safety position. One key element coming out of Steelers headquartersRead More »