I’m as big of a Stephon Tuitt fan as you will find, and I recently wrote an article on why I believe he is the most underrated player on the team. That being said, it’s hard to justify that Tuitt has been worth the hefty contract Pittsburgh handed him back in 2017.
After a few restructures, Tuitt’s cap hit is now over $14.9 million for each of the next three seasons – a contract that is impossible to get out of without taking mass amounts of dead cap hits.
Tuitt is still a relatively young football player at just 27 years old, and he’s good when healthy. The problem is he hasn’t played a sixteen-game season since his rookie year all the way back in 2014. If Tuitt can stay on the field, he could prove his worth, but if he continues on this injury-plagued trend, he will never live up to the money he earned on his massive extension. Let’s hope he shows why the Steelers were willing to pay him so much this year.