NFL deals done: Steelers agree to terms with QB Kyle Allen and vet DL Dean Lowery

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the new season is an opportunity to set the record straight and stamp their authority on the league as a team that likes to take the game to the opposition and perform in the toughest situations. From the looks of it, HC Mike Tomlin and the Steelers administration are on track to do just that, as they have been on a signing spree this offseason.

The one position where the Pittsburgh Steelers were found lacking last season was the QB role. Coach Tomlin and his men have already looked to rectify that mistake by roping in Russell Wilson and giving him the QB1 title. However, just one quarterback cannot last an entire season, and the team might need backup. What better than to sign a young prospect happy to be #3 in the depth chart?

Kyle Allen and Dean Lowery heading to Pittsburgh on new Steelers deals

In keeping with their signing spree throughout this offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have struck deals with young QB Kyle Allen from the Buffalo Bills and veteran Defensive Lineman Dean Lowery from the Minnesota Vikings.

The arrival of Dean Lowery will help sure up their defense to a great extent, as his presence alone struck fear all throughout last season. With Kyle Allen, who served as an understudy to Josh Allen for the Bills last season, the Steelers have increased their squad depth in one of the most important positions on the pitch.

Mike Tomlin has already announced that Russell Wilson will be given the starting QB role ahead of regular QB Justin Fields for the upcoming season. The new addition, Kyle Allen, will have to resort to a backup position within the team structure.

What does Steelers’ Kyle Allen signing mean?

The signing of Kyle Allen from the Buffalo Bills means that the Pittsburgh Steelers will no longer try to sign other QB prospects from the draft or free agency. They have already landed Russell Wilson and have fairly dependable backup options in Allen and Justin Fields.

One user echoed the sentiment by saying, “Kyle Allen means the Steelers won’t be drafting a QB. Unless it’s Jordan Travis very late. And they can redshirt him. No Spencer Rattler. No Michael Penix Jr. And I’m okay with that.”

What are your thoughts on the recent signings made by the Pittsburgh Steelers? Do you think Mike Tomlin’s men have what it takes to make their way to the playoffs next season? Let us know in the comments.


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