The Buffalo Bills are signing former Steelers tight end Jace Sternberger after he had a strong season with the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. Sternberger’s deal is reportedly worth $1 million for the one-year contract that he received after a workout for the Bills.
Sternberger was one of five tight ends that ended up being in Steelers training camp in 2022. He was a third-round draft pick out of Texas A&M in the 2019 NFL Draft with the Green Bay Packers. Sternberger’s time in Green Bay ran out in 2021, and he bounced around teams, landing with the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders before finally landing with the Steelers.
Throughout his time with the Packers, Sternberger racked up 12 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown across three seasons. In his last season with Texas A&M, Sternberger was named a first-team All-SEC selection and received first-team All-American honors as well.
The Steelers re-signed Sternberger to a futures contract in January of 2022. However, Sternbeger was released following training camp. He stayed with the team from 2021 to 2022 before failing to latch on elsewhere. As a result, Sternberger went to the USFL for his second chance.
There, he would help the Stallions win the USFL Championship. He posted an impressive 517 yards on 33 receptions for 7 touchdowns. All of those figures were near the top of the league for tight ends. Along wth quarterback Alex McGough, Sternberger was part of a high-powered Stallions attack that no defense seemed to stop. Three of their weapons, Sternberger, Deon Cain, and Davion Davis, all ended up getting NFL contracts. McGough, meanwhile, signed with the Green Bay Packers. Needless to say, Sternberger went to the right place to try and find his second opportunity.