5 Steelers that had the most disappointing 2020 seasons
By Andrew Falce
Here are the five Steelers who had the most disappointing seasons in 2020
While it is hard to be disappointed with a 12-4 record, the way the Steelers finished off the season certainly left a lot to be desired. Despite an 11-0 start, the team floundered to a 1-5 finish and an early exit from the playoffs. While there were plenty of players that overachieved this year, there were still quite a few that didn’t.
Here are the five Steelers that had the most disappointing 2020 seasons.
Expectations were relatively high for the second year back entering this season. Benny Snell had flashed a brutal running style in his rookie year and looked the part of a bell-cow back. While he didn’t start the first game, he did end up with over 100 yards rushing and had fans clamoring for him to be named the starter. Unfortunately, the week one opener was his highlight of the season.
While Snell found some success on the goal line, he never became a true starter for the team. Even worse, while he did score four times, he proved to be a mediocre short-yardage back. The team as a whole is to blame there, but Snell is still partially at fault for just how bad this team was at picking up short-yardage first downs. While he will likely be at the top of the depth chart come training camp, the team will more than likely invest heavily in a new starting back. Snell will resume his role as a goal-line and backup option, but he blew his chance in 2020 to provide hope that he could be more.