Steelers Make Big Splash with Signing of Record-Setting Cordarrelle Patterson as Offensive Weapon and Kick Return Specialist

Report: Steelers to sign Cordarrelle Patterson

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making moves to go all-in this season with the signing of veteran kick returner and offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson. According to NFL Media, the Steelers have agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal for Patterson, who was a first-round pick in 2013 and has played for multiple teams including the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Bears, and Falcons.

Patterson holds the all-time record for kickoff returns for a touchdown with nine to his name. He is also a versatile offensive player, contributing as a runner and receiver. During his time with the Falcons in 2021, Patterson had an impressive 1,166 yards from scrimmage, showcasing his ability to impact the game in multiple ways.

The Steelers likely targeted Patterson for his kickoff return abilities especially with the new kickoff rules in place. If Patterson can take advantage of these changes and break through coverage, Pittsburgh’s opponents may soon be kicking the ball through the end zone to avoid giving him a chance to make a big play on the return. This signing shows that the Steelers are committed to going all-in this season and making moves that will help them succeed on both sides of the ball.

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