Stephon Tuitt is entering his contract year, meaning he needs to ball out to earn the big bucks in Pittsburgh next offseason. As he’s continued to progress since being drafted, he’s gotten closer and closer to Pro Bowl numbers.
This season, with all the talent around him, he should have one of the best years of his career. For a strong pass rusher, who’s 6’6, 300-pound frame makes it easy to out-muscle offensive linemen, Tuitt will find himself going one-on-one with guards and tackles all season. That’s an easy win for someone who makes a living off of out powering people for a living.
As long as Tuitt can push out an entire 16-game season and continue to improve his numbers, he should find himself in the 2017 Pro Bowl. He may be one of the last Steelers members to earn his spot, but with small improvement from last year, there won’t be a way to keep him out.