Free agent offensive lineman Matt Feiler has signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Former Steelers OL Matt Feiler reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, per source. Chargers further strengthen O line.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
Matt Feiler, Los Angeles Chargers, Agree to Contract
Matt Feiler has spent the past five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He took over as the starting right tackle in 2018 and held down the position again in 2019. That 2019 season was likely the best of Feiler’s career. He played every single offensive snap that season and was only called for three penalties. His versatility and strength made him a very solid starter at right tackle and he outperformed expectations as a starter.
For one game of the 2019 season, Feiler moved in and played left guard. He performed well in that game against the Los Angeles Rams. When Ramon Foster retired at the end of the 2019 season, the Steelers left guard position was up for grabs. The team felt Feiler performed well in limited snaps at the position in 2019, so he was the full-time starter at left guard entering the 2020 season. Last year was a down year for Feiler, just like it was for the Steelers offensive line as a whole. He battled injury and only appeared in 13 games. When Feiler was healthy, he certainly did not play his best football. His run blocking was especially a concern.
The biggest strength of Matt Feiler is his versatility. Though he’s not a top tier starter at guard or tackle, he is a dependable player at either position. Any team can appreciate an offensive lineman who can play multiple positions. Feiler could probably even play center in a pinch. His pass blocking has been his strong suit during his time in Pittsburgh. If he can tighten up his run blocking, Matt Feiler can be a quality starter at guard or tackle for most teams. On top of that, his leadership in character in the locker room has been nothing short of excellent in Pittsburgh.
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