Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that he won’t overpay for ‘average’ players in free agency, rather looking to the 20177 NFL Draft if players get too high of a price tag.
“We’ve always been a draft, develop, keep our own [team],” Colbert said, via ESPN.
“I think you’re seeing more teams doing it. And as a result, you’re seeing less and less quality free agents. There’s an inherent danger in that because some of the players who are hitting the market with the number of dollars that are available might not be quite worth what they’re going to get paid because of the supply and demand. And I think that’s reflective in a lot of the early cuts — the five-, six-year [free-agent] deal guys who usually get cut after two or three because maybe they were oversigned. I think that it reinforces that you want to sign your own and keep your own. You have to be careful about the free-agent market and not overpay for maybe an average player.”