While the rest of the sports world goes into hibernation, the NFL continues to chug along with their offseason schedule. The dominating sports news has been about NFL free agency, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, although not major players in free agency, have been making their own news.
The biggest news was none other than another Watt brother coming to the team to join his brother T.J. No, not J.J. Watt, of the Houston Texans, but Derek Watt, the fullback, who was recently signed to Pittsburgh for three years.
It has made many wonder if this means J.J. would be joining his brothers in the Steel City, and Pat McAfee asked defensive captain Cameron Heyward what he thought about that while Heyward joined the Pat McAfee show recently.
See Heyward’s response:
Chatting with #Steelers DE @CamHeyward on Pittsburgh uniting the brothers @_TJWatt and @DerekWatt34 and if @JJWatt is next? #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/Pym5qiZ4IL— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 18, 2020
Joking aside, McAfee asked the question many Steelers fans still want to know. What in the world went on in the locker room during the Antonio Brown saga just over a year ago. What did the players know, compared to what was being reported?
Heyward opened up and spoke about how he questioned himself, the leadership in the locker room and even the organization during such a crazy time.
#Steelers DE @CamHeyward reflects on @AB84 and his departure #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/1VMgikQTy0— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 18, 2020
It is good to see Heyward getting some screen time, not just for public recognition but because he has been an unbelievable player for the Steelers throughout his career.
Heyward will soon have something else to discuss, and that is likely him signing a new contract. Entering the final year of his current deal, Heyward looks to get a new deal done prior to the start of the season, and this might happen sooner than later to help alleviate some salary cap space the team desperately could use.
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they progress through NFL Free Agency, and continue preparations for the 2020 NFL Draft. You won’t want to miss a thing...