If the NFL didn’t have a hard salary cap like MLB, Isaac Seumalo would more than likely still be an Eagles.
With limited cap space and the return of Jason Kelce, the Eagles just do not have the cap space to commit to another offensive lineman with Cam Jurgens waiting for a spot to play.
As the top interior offensive lineman on the market it was shocking to see that Seumalo had lasted six days since the legal tampering period began without being scooped up by the many OL-needy teams out there.
Finally, on Saturday night, it looks like Seumalo has his next deal, joining the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Breaking: FA guard Isaac Seumalo has agreed to a 3-year deal with the #Steelers, source tells @theScore. One of the best guards in free agency, revered as a smart and tough player.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 19, 2023
Breaking: FA guard Isaac Seumalo has agreed to a 3-year deal with the #Steelers, source tells @theScore. One of the best guards in free agency, revered as a smart and tough player.
A third-round pick out of Oregon State, Seumalo spent seven seasons with the Eagles filling in at whatever position on the line was needed. Despite having a rough rookie and sophomore seasons, Seumalo became an above average offensive lineman who has a lot of versatility to help teams.
Seumalo will head across the state to help the Steelers protect their young quarterback.
Seumalo joins former Eagles teammate and one of the Eagles’ potential replacements on the market for him in Nate Herbig, who the Steelers signed in the early days of free agency.
At this point, the money on the deal is not yet public but it’s almost certainly a steal for Pittsburgh as Seumalo has been one of the Eagles most underrated players for several years now.
Update: The deal is reportedly worth $24 million over three years with an $8M APY. That’s a heck of a deal for Pittsburgh and would net the Eagles a sixth-round compensatory pick.
Late last night, the #Steelers agreed to terms with #Eagles G Isaac Seumalo, giving him a 3-year deal for $24M, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2023
Late last night, the #Steelers agreed to terms with #Eagles G Isaac Seumalo, giving him a 3-year deal for $24M, source said.
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