The Pittsburgh Steelers are nearing the end of a Super Bowl window. Here are three players with the most to prove in 2020.
With the return of an aging Ben Roethlisberger and their current financial situation, there’s no question the time is now for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Big Ben missed all but two games of the 2019 NFL season and is set to return to the field as a 38-year-old coming off major elbow surgery.
To make matters worse, Pittsburgh’s financial situation beyond the 2020 sesaon is among the worst in the league. According to Over the Cap, the Steelers have just $28 million in expected cap space next season with just 38 players under contract beyond this year.
In addition, recent reports suggest that the usual yearly cap increase should not be expected due to the global pandemic, and it’s entirely possible that the salary cap could be lowered in 2021.
With one of the NFL’s most talented defenses and their star quarterback returning from injury, the Steelers are in a position to win now. However, they will need all hands on deck if they want to be able to compete with teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens in 2020.
While most of their young players are on the rise, there are several others whose contributions this year will be hard to predict. Here are three Pittsburgh Steelers with the most to prove in 2020: