5 most important Pittsburgh Steelers skill players of the past decade

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1. Antonio Brown (2010-2018)

Record: 84-45

Win percentage: 65.1%

No, Antonio Brown did not have the best win percentage of the group, but he also had a much bigger sample size of total games played. Think what you’d like about Brown and the way he left the Steelers, but there was no denying his impact on the football field.

With his fantastic route running ability and his toughness in traffic, Brown was a player that required a lot of attention from opposing defenses. Though he also had the benefit of playing with excellent skill players like Martavis Bryant and Le’Veon Bell, Brown was clearly the lead dog of the group and the go-to player in the passing game.

Over the years, Brown developed impeccable chemistry with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the two players were widely considered the best quarterback-wide receiver tandem in the league.

Though things didn’t end well for Brown, he was clearly a big reason why some of the Steelers offenses of the 2010s were so good. He was one of the NFL’s most reliable receivers and rarely missed time due to injury.

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Overall, these five players of the 2010s stood above the rest in my rankings. Though none of them currently remain with the team, they will each be remembered for their contributions that helped give the Steelers some of their best offensive seasons in franchise history.