Are the Steelers prepared to replace Devin Bush in-house?
Allen was drafted as a safety in the fifth round out of Penn State in 2018. He spent most of 2018 and 2019 on the practice squad but he was active for 3 games between the two seasons.
This season, he has been active for 4 out of 5 games and played on a bulk of the special team’s snaps. As we touched on early this season, Marcus Allen spent some time in training camp practicing with the linebackers.
His speed and athleticism would fit right into a role Bush plays in the current scheme from Keith Butler. He is a physical athlete that loves hitting whoever comes into his range.
He’s struggled to find a role on defense in his first two seasons but, his willingness to try practicing with the linebackers shows he is selfless and willing to do what it takes for the team to win games.
Allen could also fill in for Spillane on passing situations. If he played well enough with any given snaps, he could also take hold of the starting role until 2021 when Devin Bush returns to the lineup.