The Tyrann Mathieu sweepstakes is over. He reportedly will be signing a one-year deal with the Houston Texans.
A lot of teams reportedly had interest in Mathieu. However, no team blew it more than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers offense is stacked. They have the best running back in the league in Le'Veon Bell, the best wide receiver in the league in Antonio Brown, and have a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger.
They are close to a complete team. But, they need help on defense, particularly in the secondary.
Texans get a bargain with Tyrann Mathieu, Steelers stay put https://t.co/gndd6FId3O— Steelers Wire (@TheSteelersWire) March 17, 2018
The last time the Steelers played a game, it was in the AFC Divisional Round against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jags were not typically known for their offense in 2017. However, the Steelers allowed them to score 45 points. Plus, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 214 yards on just 14 passes.
This led to a Steelers loss, and it was clear that they needed help on the defensive side of the ball this offseason. They released one of their veteran defensive backs in Mike Mitchell. So, it looked as though they'd make a push for an elite defensive back like Tyrann Mathieu.
We know the reasons Steelers shouldn't sign Tyrann Mathieu -- money, injuries. But as far as skill set, he has to intrigue Tomlin and Colbert. https://t.co/1xPE1p7jn2— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 16, 2018
Well, they let this opportunity slip away. Mathieu would have made their secondary instantly better. His ability to play safety and cornerback would have been a huge help to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers are going to be involved in some high scoring games in 2018, wishing Tyrann Mathieu was apart of their secondary.