Your ninth season in the league usually isn’t your prime for many NFL player, but it could be for Joe Haden. It’s been awhile since he’s gotten an entire offseason to work on his skill and not worry about injury. Add a whole season on a team with productive defensive players, and now even more weapons around him, Haden could reach that next level stardom he’s capable of.
Team’s are going to attack Artie Burns more than Haden moving forward, but that doesn’t mean his impact can’t be felt. When you shut down guys like Julio Jones, Mike Evans and A.J. Green, you make an offense much more vulnerable than they expect to be.
There was a reason Pittsburgh spent money on Haden last season. This team saw what he can do, and now, he’s got a whole offseason to make the most out of 2018. Who knows, one year of clean health and this cornerback could change the entire dynamic of the Steelers’ defense