While the Steelers have started the season on a hot streak, there are a few players who have earned the right to more playing time as the season goes on
The Steelers are off to their best start to a season since 1979, having won their first four games to remain perfect going into week six. While the team has seen some issues arise across the board, the Steelers have been fielding constantly competitive rosters for each of their games so far. Even though the schedule gets tougher from here, the Steelers should still be competitive in each game going forward.
Some early developments have also led to some new faces seeing playing time for the Steelers. While some are rookies who are still finding their way, others are veterans of the roster who are finally finding their way onto the field. There have been quite a few surprisingly good players early in this season, and as the year continues, these players have earned more playing time.
To be clear, earning more playing time doesn’t mean becoming a full-time starter. Simply put, allowing these players to get some more time on the field will further their development as NFL players. As well, it will give the Steelers a better chance to observe these players and try to determine just what their future is with this team. Finally, they could earn more playing time simply because the players ahead of them have been struggling.
No matter the reason, these are the five Steelers who need more playing time going forward.