5 Steelers that had surprisingly great 2020 seasons

Terrell Edmunds #34 and Mike Hilton #28 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Terrell Edmunds #34 and Mike Hilton #28 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) and cornerback Cameron Sutton (20) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Cameron Sutton

Nobody did more this season to boost their value than Cameron Sutton. The former third-round pick was slated to be the backup slot and outside cornerback option, but injuries made him the starter at both positions for multiple games. When given the opportunity, he made opposing offenses pay with his solid play. Simply put, Sutton was the Steelers’ top coverage cornerback and was arguably their most dynamic corner on the entire roster.

While he only got one interception, he also forced out three fumbles on the year. Throw in the fact that quarterbacks had a rating of just under 80 when targeting him and it shows just how great he was. This wasn’t at just one spot though, as he was constantly playing both on the inside, outside, and even deep as a safety on occasion. His versatility mixed in with his overall play made him a success story for the Steelers.

Unfortunately for the team, Sutton is also set to be a free agent this season. He did a lot to boost his value, and it is still uncertain if the Steelers will be able to retain him. That said, he needs to be a priority for the Steelers this offseason. His 2020 was amazing, and it really has allowed him to be one of the top pending free agents on this team.

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The Steelers exceeded most expectations this season with their record, and the play of a lot of these players were a prime reason for this success. Each of the players above was huge for the Steelers, and their sudden success and dominance was surprising. These are the players that were the biggest surprises for the Steelers.