Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is getting another weapon, in a big way.
The Steelers are signing tight end Eric Ebron, according to a report by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The deal is reportedly for two years, $12 million.
Source: The #Steelers are signing TE Eric Ebron to a 2-year deal worth $12M. Another target for Big Ben.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
Selected with the tenth overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ebron had a lackluster start to his career before exploding for 13 touchdowns for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018. He had just eleven scores over his four years in Detroit.
Ebron, 26, has proven to be dominant target in the red zone, something the Steelers desperately needed in 2019.
With Roethlisberger set to return from a season-ending elbow injury at the age of 38, Pittsburgh is trying to give him as many weapons to work with as they can.
Ebron will be paired with Vance McDonald at tight end for the Steelers, giving the team a 1-2 punch they haven’t had in quite some time at the position.