The image of the Steelers as the ultimate NFL misers is a bygone trope that won’t die. The Pittsburgh football team founded for $2,500 by Art Rooney does pony up and pay its stars. They have the salary cap troubles to prove it. But would they ever go as far as the Kansas City Chiefs just did in locking up quarterback Patrick Mahomes to a 10-year extension worth more than $500 million? It’s a dilemma the Steelers surely would like to have. Because to pay Patrick Mahomes money you first must draft and develop a Patrick Mahomes-type player, then surround him with the coaches, scheme and supporting players to shine all the way to a Super Bowl. We explore this and the Ravens’ almost-certain troubles singing Lamar Jackson in wake of all this – plus plenty of Steelers news and a fond revisiting of Three Rivers Stadium in honor of its 50thanniversary – all in this edition of the Steelers Update Podcast.
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