The Steelers acquired Isaac Seumalo via free agency in March and one of his former teammates Jason Kelce is saying that they got a potential steal in the deal.
Kelce, an All-Pro center, played next to Seumalo from 2016 to 2022. He has seen what Seumalo can do up close and personal, even deep into playoff runs that the team has made over that timespan. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Kelce stated that he believes Seumalo will be a massive loss for the team and that the Steelers got a steal.
“I think he’s one of the best guards in the NFL, and I think he has been,” Kelce said. “I think he’s one of the most consistent players I’ve ever been around, one of the most consistent people I’ve ever been around. So we’re not going to replace Isaac, there’s going to be someone new in there, and they’re going to have their attributes that they’re going to excel with, and I’m looking forward to seeing who does a really good job with that.”
Those are strong words from a player that could be a Hall of Famer. By all accounts, Seumalo might just be the best add for the Steelers on the offensive line this offseason. A move that came out of nowhere, Seumalo slots into the offensive line at left guard and is the unquestioned starter.
Seumalo started 60 games with the Eagles over his seven seasons with the team. It includes lengthy stints at left and right guard. This offseason, the Steelers signed Nate Herbig and then looked to be in on the Orlando Brown sweepstakes. Now, Seumalo will join the left side of the offensive line, giving it a significant boost with Mason Cole and James Daniels on the interior. It could be the deepest offensive line they have in years as they try to help Kenny Pickett take the next step.