The Pittsburgh Steelers have addressed several needs in free agency — including signing a starting quarterback in Mitch Trubisky — but there’s still one big need that needs to be filled.

Pittsburgh needs to sign a safety.

The Steelers haven’t re-signed safety Terrell Edmunds this offseason, leaving a void at the position (re-signing Edmunds is still an option).

There’s a perfect option for Pittsburgh that’s still available.

Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu.

Mathieu is a perfect fit for the Steelers’ defense. He’s versatile, a hard hitter, and he’s a tremendous leader. Mathieu just feels like a typical Pittsburgh Steelers player.

It’s a bit surprising that Mathieu, who spent the last three years of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, hasn’t signed yet.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, that’s because Mathieu is being patient and waiting for the right contract.

So Mathieu is being patient and the Steelers are also being patient.

It sounds like these two are on a crash course for each other.

Mathieu is likely looking at a three-year deal in the $40 million to $45 million range. That’s a bit pricey for a safety, but Mathieu is worth it (he brings much more to the team than just what the numbers suggest). Plus, the Steelers could work the contract to provide some flexibility.

The Steelers have a big need at safety and there isn’t a better fit for them than Mathieu. I’d almost be surprised if a deal between the Honey Badger and Pittsburgh isn’t worked out at some point in the not-so-distant future.

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