3 Steelers that need to be benched for the rest of the year

Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /
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Chukwuma Okorafor #76 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

The Steelers have been struggling to consistently field a competitive roster, and with the season on life support, these three starters need to be benched.

The Steelers has had one of the weirdest seasons to date in 2021. In some games, this team comes out with their hair on fire and dominates the opposing team. Other times, they look like a college team that can’t play. Worse yet, half the time the team plays like both of these games over the course of a single game. Because of that, the team’s season is likely done, and now the future of this roster has to be considered.

Here are three Steelers that need to be benched going forward.

Steelers Chukwuma Okorafor

I’ll be the first to say it: Chukwuma Okorafor has progressed well this season. While far from a great tackle, the beginning of the season was a disaster for the fourth-year tackle. He was easily the worst player on the line and was aiding in crippling this offense. His play has improved since then, but he is still one of the weaker names on this line.

While Zach Banner has done little to earn a spot on this line, he is still under contract past this season and the team saw enough in him to extend him this past season. Okorafor is a free agent this offseason and it seems almost certain that he doesn’t return to the team next year. Banner has to be given a few games to see if he should be kept next year. With the results of the season likely set, now is the time to sit Okorafor down for Banner.