5 most important Pittsburgh Steelers skill players of the past decade
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a lot of important skill players walk through their doors here are their most important skill players of the past decade.
It’s widely known throughout the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the best franchises in the league when it comes to drafting and developing wide receiver talent. They’ve had a handful of names over the past ten years that have been Pro Bowl or All-Pro players and as a result, Mike Tomlin has witnessed some of the best offenses in team history.
Recently, I decided to put together a list of the top five most important Steelers skill players from the past decade of football. For this list, I did not consider which players were better for their positions, rather which players helped them win the most football games when they were on the field. Here’s what I came up with:
5. Heath Miller (2005-2015)
Record 58-27 (record from 2010-2015)
Win percentage: 68.2%
By 2010, tight end Heath Miller was already in the middle of his career, and he would see just one more Pro Bowl 2012. Though the Steelers have never been a team that has highly-favored the tight end in the passing game, Miller was excellent in his role.
As one of the better blocking tight ends in the league, Heath was still a reliable receiver when called upon – catching 71.8 percent of his targets throughout his career for 11.1 yards per reception.
Miller was never a dynamic athlete, but his ability to the lineup in multiple spots and his trustworthy hands in traffic still have Pittsburgh searching for his replacement five years after his retirement.