Steelers Sign Eagles G Isaac Seumalo
NFL Offseason - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year contract, according to a report from The Score’s Jordan Schultz. Additional reporting from 33rd Team’s Ari Meirov. states Seumalo’s contract is for $24 million.
The Eagles took Seumalo in the third round of 2016. Between working his way to a full-time rose and missing several stretches to pectoral, knee, and Lisfranc injuries, 2022 was just Seumalo’s second season starting at least 10 games.
Seumalo finished the season with 17 blown blocks and a 1.6% snap rate on his highest snap count of his career. His 1.6% blown block rate was the second-lowest of Seumalo’s career and was sixth-best among guards with at least 1,000 snaps, per Sports Info Solutions. Seumalo allowed just two sacks on 614 passing snaps.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finished 10th in the league in adjusted line yards and 12th in adjusted sack rate in 2022.
6 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2023, 10:41am
#2 by Pat // Mar 20, 2023 - 12:25pm
Normally you'd say a player on a line like Philly's is probably overrated, given the talent elsewhere, but Seumalo's probably under-rated since one of his biggest skillsets is duplicated by Kelce. Really good at front diagnoses and protection notes.
#4 by dbostedo // Mar 20, 2023 - 7:21pm
"...weakens your cross state rival."
As a lifelong Steeler fan, I'd say that the Eagles garner essentially zero consideration as a "rival". Maybe someone would mention them in a list because they're technically, though barely, in the same state. But no one really cares. The Steelers and Eagles are in opposite conferences, don't play often, and don't really impact each other at all.
Now the Flyers, OTOH, should lose every game and suck forever as far as most Penguins fans are concerned. That's a rival.
#5 by Theo // Mar 20, 2023 - 10:34pm
Having worked for a Philadelphia (Newtown) based company, I can confirm that many Eagles fans are at least neutral towards the Steelers and many even see them as their AFC favorites - this might come from the Steelers - Cowboys rivalry.
#6 by Pat // Mar 21, 2023 - 10:38am
As a lifelong Steeler fan, I'd say that the Eagles garner essentially zero consideration as a "rival".
Technically, your team is the Philadelphia Eagles.
(google "steelers pennsylvania polka" if you don't know the story, and look up the official company name of the Steelers in the early 1940s)