Steelers on Jason Worilds: We will see where the market goes

AP

The Steelers used the transition tag on outside linebacker Jason Worilds last year and paid him $9.754 million to tie for the team lead with 7.5 sacks.

According to General Manager Kevin Colbert, they haven’t ruled out using the same tag, which would cost them around $11 million, again next year. Colbert said that they haven’t ruled out anything else either as they decide how to approach retaining Worilds with the start of free agency a month away.

“Jason had a good year for us last year,” Colbert said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He is still a young player. He is probably still an ascending player. I don’t think you’ve seen the best of him, either, as a Steeler or as a potential player for someone else’s team. He is definitely someone that we will consider keeping. We will see where the market goes.”

Jarvis Jones is the only outside linebacker who saw time in 2014 and is under contract for next season, so the Steelers are going to need to address the position wherever the Worilds market winds up going.

23 responses to “Steelers on Jason Worilds: We will see where the market goes

  1. I’m sure the team with the most Super Bowl championships will make the right move. History shows…they always do. And they don’t hand to cheat to do so.

  2. Time for Colbert to move on. His poor decision-making the last five years has cost this defense (and team). His talent evaluation and judgement to fill team needs are very questionable.

  3. Worilds sucks. It’s time for him to go. The Steelers scouts are doing a poor job of identifying defensive talent b/c other than Cam Heyward, they haven’t drafted a decent DEF player in about 10 years.

  4. It’s unfortunate for him that they had him playing the wrong side for his first couple years. However, that may have worked in the Steelers’ favor now by keeping his value lower than it may have been otherwise.

  5. I don’t believe he is coming back but then again he is a tomlin guy. Worilds has been solid but not spectacular. The next guy can be just as productive or better.

  6. I say send Jones and Worilds somewhere in a package deal. We’d have better luck moving some of our ILBs outside.

  7. This laissez-faire “do-nothing” strategy, if it even qualifies as a strategy, dooms the Steelers to one of two fates:

    (1) they either lose Worilds after finally getting him trained up to ball decently at a position we’re soooo thin at; or

    (2) they pay an absurdly overpriced contract that exceeds that 31 teams are willing to pay for Worilds (with many of those teams desperate and/or incompetent). Dumb teams overpay; that’s why they go 5-11 every year – but they also contribute to setting the market.

    Tactically speaking in the cap era we’re in, this is a MORONIC approach. Do what you can to seal up your valued players before FMV (fair market value) detonates on the economics involved.

  8. He’s not
    He’s not worth an 11m tag..that would be really really stupid. But we are talkin about Colbert..

  9. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 11, 2015 10:09 AM

    This laissez-faire “do-nothing” strategy, if it even qualifies as a strategy, dooms the Steelers to one of two fates:

    (1) they either lose Worilds after finally getting him trained up to ball decently at a position we’re soooo thin at; or

    (2) they pay an absurdly overpriced contract that exceeds that 31 teams are willing to pay for Worilds (with many of those teams desperate and/or incompetent). Dumb teams overpay; that’s why they go 5-11 every year – but they also contribute to setting the market.

    Tactically speaking in the cap era we’re in, this is a MORONIC approach. Do what you can to seal up your valued players before FMV (fair market value) detonates on the economics involved.
    ====================================
    Thats what they tried to do with him last offseason. it he wouldnt accept it.

  10. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Feb 11, 2015 10:09 AM

    This laissez-faire “do-nothing” strategy, if it even qualifies as a strategy, dooms the Steelers to one of two fates:

    (1) they either lose Worilds after finally getting him trained up to ball decently at a position we’re soooo thin at; or

    (2) they pay an absurdly overpriced contract that exceeds that 31 teams are willing to pay for Worilds (with many of those teams desperate and/or incompetent). Dumb teams overpay; that’s why they go 5-11 every year – but they also contribute to setting the market.

    Tactically speaking in the cap era we’re in, this is a MORONIC approach. Do what you can to seal up your valued players before FMV (fair market value) detonates on the economics involved.
    ====================================
    Thats what they tried to do with him last offseason. it was a deal but he wouldnt accept it.

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