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Predicting the jersey numbers for Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings

BTSC guesses which numbers will be assigned to each Steeler acquisition from other teams.

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A number is an athlete’s identity. Some free agent arrivals try to pay big bucks to get the same number they’ve worn elsewhere. But a lot of times they need to find new numerical representation. Join us as BTSC continues our fun tradition of predicting what digits the new Pittsburgh Steelers will display as they play.

FB Derek Watt

Previous Number: 34

Projected Number: 44

Level of Certainty: The Highest

With Terrell Edmunds having a stranglehold on Derek’s old number with the Chargers, Watt already proclaimed on Twitter that he was taking double-fours in Pittsburgh.

Stefen Wisniewski

Previous Number: 61

Projected Number: 61

Level of Certainty: Very High

Stefan has won the same number with the Raiders, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Kansas City. It’s open in Pittsburgh and he’s won two Super Bowls wearing it. This is an absolute no brainer. He’s gotta have it.

Eric Ebron

Previous Number: 85

Projected Number: 85

Level of Certainty: Very High

Just like Wisniewski, has worn the same number with the Colts and Lions. In fact, he wore it in college at North Carolina as well. It is not assigned to any Steeler.

Chris Wormley

Previous Number: 93

Projected Number: 73

Level of Certainty: None

With the Ravens, Wormley wore his birth year. Currently Dan McCullers dons those digits. I could go No. 95 here, but I’m thinking more that he gets No. 73. With uncertainty that McCullers’ services are retained in September, the No. 73 could be temporary.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for the 2020 regular season.