According to the man himself, Max Starks will be heading to the San Diego Chargers on a one-year deal, finally putting to rest the question of if the former-Steeler will protect Ben Roethlisberger's blind side for one more season.
I'm very happy to say that I will be joining the @chargers family. Can't wait to get started and building towards a championship! #GoBolts— Max Starks IV (@maxstarks78) May 21, 2013
Starks adds a veteran presence to an offensive line that will be incorporating first round pick and fellow giant-human, DJ Fluker as well as tackle King Dunlap. With a lot of moving parts, Starks will have a chance to train yet another LT prospect to replace him, something he has done many times in his career.
I will miss Max Starks, who I think has been criminally underrated by the presence of a weak OL around him. Imagine if the Steelers had been able to give him anything to compliment his skills on the left side.
I know Ben Roethlisberger will miss him, and I am expecting Ben to don a XXXL #78 practice jersey tomorrow.
Good luck to you Max, and enjoy protecting another (albeit inferior) quarterback from the 2004 draft.