The Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up a key component of their offensive line, re-signing Chukwuma Okorafor to a multi-year contract Monday.
Adam Schefter confirmed details of the signing, tweeting that Okorafor agreed to a three-year $29.25 million contract, including $20.5 million over the first two years. That keeps the right tackle with the team through the 2024 season.
Steelers are giving their right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor a three-year, $29.25 million deal, including $20.5 million in first two years, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2022
The Steelers drafted Okorfora in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Western Michigan. The 24-year-old has been a key contributor on Pittsburgh’s o-line over the past couple of seasons, starting 16 games in 2021 and 15 in 2020. He’ll have a new quarterback to protect for the upcoming season after Ben Roethlisberger retired at the end of the 2021 campaign.
The Steelers are reportedly signing Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year contract. Trubisky spent last season backing up Josh Allen for the Buffalo Bills and has a career 64.1% completion percentage for 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
That quarterback signing sent the Steelers’ Super Bowl odds into a tailspin. Pittsburgh was priced at +3200 but fell to +7000 longshots to win it all, per the line info from FanDuel Sportsbook.