5 Steelers players that will be given second chances in 2022
By Andrew Falce
While the Steelers will focus on rebuilding their roster this offseason, it seems as though these five players will be given a second chance on the roster.
The NFL is all about second chances, as some players suffer a bad season or stretch of games only to rebound in a new setting. While there were plenty of Steelers players that disappointed in 2021, there are some that are deserving of, or at least seemingly will, be given a second chance on this roster. Here are five players that the Steelers are set to give a second chance to in 2022.
A second chance for Steelers Tuitt
One of the most disappointing names on the roster last season and it wasn’t due to his play on the field. Instead, it was the fact that Stephon Tuitt never even got to see the field in 2021. He suffered the tragic loss of his brother in the offseason and then had a leg injury pop up early that sent him to injured reserve. That is where he stayed all season as he never got activated after that.
The question now is will Tuitt be back? Signs are beginning to point towards yes, as the team is at least open to bringing the veteran back. It seems like the ball will be in his court as if he wants to play, he already has a home with the Steelers. Assuming he doesn’t retire, Tuitt should be donning the black and gold once again.
This is undoubtedly the correct move, as a healthy Tuitt across from Cameron Heyward makes this defensive line almost unstoppable. He was the best member of that unit in 2020, which is some high praise considering he played alongside Tyson Alualu and Heyward. Assuming he is in the right mental spot to play, Tuitt is well worth the second chance in 2022.