There never will be and never was a tight end like Heath Miller in Pittsburgh. No. 83 became a household name to anyone who wore black and yellow on weekends. The chants of “Heath” still fill Heinz Field on Sundays, even without the tight end present.
The two-time Super Bowl champion isn’t earning his place in Canton or being celebrated as the greatest tight end to ever play. His legacy in Pittsburgh remains much higher than his legacy in football.
That’s for one reason. Unless you watched Miller play on Sundays, you never got to see his impact. Not many players can make a living catching 10-yard touchdown passes, but Heath did.
His connection with Ben Roethlisberger was unmatched. The two were in sync at all times. From the 20 yard-line in, there was one guy everyone knew the ball was going to, and no matter what a defense did to stop it, they couldn’t.
He may not be the greatest tight end to touch turf, but in Pittsburgh, there’s never been anyone better than Miller.