The Steelers are a good team on paper but some players are overhyped on this 2020 squad.
The Steelers have a franchise quarterback coming back who might be still in his prime with the longevity of quarterbacks in this day and age. This defense also showed a lot of promise last year carrying the team and winning with Devlin Hodges.
This team has invested a lot of first-round picks into the defense and now it is starting to pay off. They have good talent at most every position whether it be a first-round pick or an acquisition like Minkah Fitzpatrick (who essentially was their first-round pick in 2020) and Steven Nelson.
The big wild-card coming into the season is the coronavirus. We have seen how the Hall-of-Fame game and now two preseason games are canceled. I fear that with the second wave, we could see games be lost.
The other concern for the Steelers is if there is an outbreak in the locker room. What if like a quarter or half the team gets the virus at a given time. They will be really short-handed.
But this team on paper is still very good with five overhyped players. Let’s take a look at how those over-hyped players are. It might be because they are young and athletic and analysts are over-projecting their upside. There is also a case where a player is old and is overpaid because of the successes of their prime.