6 best Steelers to build a team around after Ben Roethlisberger

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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The Steelers have a plethora of talented, young players on their roster. Here are their best six players to build a future team around.

Through the first ten weeks of the 2020 NFL season, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-0 and are the only remaining undefeated team in the league. Despite the return of Ben Roethlisberger, there isn’t a soul out there who would have predicted they would be here at this point. Mike Tomlin’s team is clearly legitimate, and they have a strong chance to contend for a Super Bowl this year.

While the Steelers could lose some talented players in the offseason, their chances of remaining as a top contender go as Ben Roethlisberger does. Like all good things, however, his time in the league is nearing its end as he will be 39 years old in March. When he does decide to call it quits, Pittsburgh could be entering a bit of a rebuilding phase.

Fortunately, they are already off to a pretty good start in terms of landing some talented, young football players. Here are the six best players to build a team around when Ben Roethlisberger hangs his hat:

6. DL Stephon Tuitt

Stephon Tuitt seems like he’s been in the league forever now. He was taken by the Steelers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft alongside players like Ryan Shazier and Martavis Brynat. Though he is already a seasoned veteran to this point, it’s worth noting that Tuitt is still just 27 years old, as the big defensive lineman was one of the youngest players to enter the league in quite some time.

Though there are younger players on the Steelers who could stick around longer, Tuitt is already a very established cornerstone piece to this team, and he’s playing like an All-Pro in 2020. If his laundry list of injuries are now behind him, he could play his best football in his late 20’s and into his 30’s – almost exactly like Cameron Heward has done with this team.