The Pittsburgh Steelers have a long history of great players, and some of the best they have seen came in the 2000’s. Here are players 40-31.
I previously posted my article, the “Top 50 Pittsburgh Steelers of the 2000’s: players 50-41.” It featured some solid contributors like Vince Williams, Kelvin Beachum, and Antwaan Randle El. This particular piece will be centered around players 40-31 on my list.
Before you read any further, check out players 50-41 of the Top Steelers of the 2000’s:
Obviously, the household names like Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown won’t be revealed until the very end, but there are many players who have contributed for the Steelers in a big way dating back to the year 2000 – some you may have forgotten about.
Again, my criteria for this ‘Top 50 Steelers of the 2000’s’ list includes both players that have been drafted by the Steelers or signed in free agency. I tried to include players who have played at least a few seasons with the Steelers and have made significant impacts or contributions to the organization.
However, players that entered the league before the year 2000 were not included in this list. Players drafted in the late 1990’s like Aaron Smith, Hines Ward, Alan Faneca, and Joey Porter just missed the cut.
Growing up in the 90’s, I didn’t dare to comprise a list of the all-time great Steelers (as I feared my generational bias would kick in). Rather, I decided to shorten the timeline to players I grew up watching and ones that I still watch today.
I would love to hear your thoughts on my list, so feel free to leave a comment so we can get the discussion rolling. With that being said, here are players 40-31 on my list of the top 50 Steelers of the 2000’s: