Six Pittsburgh Steelers named to Pro Football Writers of American All-AFC team


The Pittsburgh Steelers represented another yearly team, landing six players on the 2018 Pro Football Writers of America All-AFC team.

Once again, the Pittsburgh Steelers highlighted a yearly awarded team. Headlined by running back Le’Veon Bell, wide receiver, Antonio Brown and guard, David DeCastro, Pittsburgh had six selectees named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-AFC team. 

Maurkice Pouncey, Alejandro Villanueva and Ryan Shazier were the other three named to the team.

Even if the Steelers’ season didn’t end like they hoped, they clearly have a lot to look forward to next year. Ben Roethlisberger had one of the best performances of his career during the team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and is looking to return next season. Ryan Shazier is recovering from a scary spinal injury. On top of it all, outside of Le’Veon Bell, the team has minimum contracts to negotiate, and should have most of this team back in 2018.

This is just another All-NFL team the Steelers highlighted. With three members on the All-Pro team, a NFL-leading receiver in Antonio Brown and two players chasing season leading statistics in Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh was all over the NFL awards this season.

This offseason, the Steelers will need to make slight adjustments because of injuries. Outside of that, this summer should be pretty boring for Pittsburgh as they just want to mold the remaining pieces together for next season.

There’s plenty of hope in Pittsburgh despite an early playoff loss. This team has everything they need to win. A terrible loss doesn’t define a team, especially one with this much hope.

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Next season is going to be a different feeling in Pittsburgh. These players aren’t looking to stay with the New England Patriots and compete for a Super Bowl – they know they can win a Super Bowl.