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The Steelers could take a 2010 Jets approach in replacing starters this offseason

The NFL’s salary cap is going to take a hard turn this offseason, and cap spending teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to get ripped apart because of it. With current projections of the salary cap sitting anywhere between 175 and 194 Million dollars in 2021, the Steelers could be in cap hell. There are ways for the Steelers to add some space by extending players, but even then the organization will need to let a large majority of their free agents walk.

On the positive side, the Steelers should see a title wave of compensatory selections for the 2022 NFL Draft after letting those free agents go, and, to put a cherry on top, they currently have an NFL leading $172 million dollars in projected cap space in the 2022 offseason.