4 Players that were better after they left the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to mistakes. They have missed on players just like every other team in the NFL.
The Steelers are a historic franchise that many around the league want to emulate. They have made some mistakes with letting players go onto greener pastures with another team. Some players leave and find success while others fall into early retirement or a lesser role.
These are the players that have excelled when or since they left Pittsburgh. When the black and yellow were left for another team’s colors and that player went onto have a better career than their Steelers days. Some of these names might surprise you, some you might not even know were a Steeler at one point in their career.
Honorable mentions include Emanuel Sanders (Denver), Plexico Burress (New York Giants), Joey Porter (Miami), Alan Faneca (New York Jets), Yancey Thigpen (Tennessee), and Hardy Nickerson (Tampa Bay & Jacksonville).
This list of names will not only show the ability of the player to excel after their Steeler career was over but also to show what their Steeler career was like. This will allow for each player to show their ability to grow after they left the Steel City.