2. DeAngelo Williams
Will the Pittsburgh Steelers end up bringing back DeAngelo Williams for a third season with the team? It’s difficult to determine what will happen at this point when considering Williams has proven over the last two years he can still be an effective running back, but the deciding factor will most likely come down to what kind of offers the veteran receives from other teams.
From a competitive standpoint, Pittsburgh may be Williams’ best chance of winning his first Super Bowl after the team fell just shy of reaching Houston last January after falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship. Even if the Steelers made the obvious decision to place the franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell, the last two seasons have shown how important Williams has been when their star running back was unable to play.
With 14 starts over the last two seasons to go along with 15 rushing touchdowns (11 which came in 2015), a player like Williams would not only give the Los Angeles Rams a reliable backup, but would be beneficial to a running back like Todd Gurley. The leadership and experience that Williams would bring to the table could work wonders for a running back like Gurley heading into his third season with the Rams, but whether the veteran would be willing to join a team that’s far from being contenders is a different story.