Ed Bouchette reported late last week that the Steelers have offered Jason Worilds a long-term deal which his camp turned down.
The Steelers have very little depth at outside linebacker, and even less starting experience at the position outside of Worilds.
I still think that despite that, the Steelers should let the 5th year linebacker walk in 2015.
SteelDad has been wary of Worilds for some time. Personally, I felt that Worilds had the look of a future star and said back in December they couldn’t let him walk.
I still believe that Jason Worilds has the potential to be a 10-12 sack per year player and he’s just turned 26 years old.
If Worilds was willing to sign a contract that matches his production I’d be all for it; but it’s clear that him turning down the Steelers offer probably means he wants to be paid based on potential, not production.
I don’t necessarily think that Worilds is selfish or wrong… In his mind his stock could skyrocket after a big year in 2014 and he’s right.