5 Steelers players we should be careful not to overrate

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns is sacked by Bud Dupree #48. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns is sacked by Bud Dupree #48. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking like legitimate contenders in 2020, but here are five players fans must be careful not to overrate.

After an impressive blowout win over the Cleveland Browns, the Steelers are entering Week 7 with a better start to the season than they have seen in 42 years. Obviously, when something like this happens, there is going to be plenty of praise passed around in Pittsburgh.

The defense in general is on record pace with the amount of sacks and pressures they have been getting on opposing quarterbacks. T.J. Watt and Stephon Tuitt have been particularly good. Watt is on an outrageous pace through five games, and he seems to have solidified himself as a top-three candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. Meanwhile, Tuitt is on track to have his best season as a professional that could land him first-team All-Pro honors this year.

Offensively, the Steelers are starting to click. Though Ben Roethlisberger’s numbers haven’t been off the charts, he has taken good care of the ball. Rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool looks like he’s going to be a legitimate threat for years to come, while fellow rookie offensive guard Kevin Dotson has more than held his own in the absence of David DeCastro.

Things have gone according to plan for Pittsburgh, so far. While this team is a legitimate Super Bowl contender this year, there are a few players on the team that have been good, but not great like some fans think they have been.

The Steelers are going to have a great shot this year, but here are five players on the team we need to be careful not to overrate: