After winning Super Bowl XLIII with the Steelers, McFadden left to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, for more money than the Steelers were willing to pay. With the play last season of Will Gay, the Steelers value of McFadden changed.
In the last year of a two year deal with the Cardinals, McFadden was set to make $4.75 million dollars. He will now make that with the Steelers.
The Steelers traded the 24th pick in the fifth round (155), for the rights to McFadden. Oddly enough, that is the pick the Steelers got from the Jets in the Santonio Holmes trade.
For those of you wondering what value we could get for a fifth round pick, here is your answer!
After the Steelers did not take a cornerback in the first three rounds, people were starting to wonder if the Rooney family, and Kevin Colbert had lost their minds.
Turns out, they knew exactly what they were doing.
UPDATE: The Steelers are currently in negotiations with McFadden on a contract extension.