6 former Steelers that fans might’ve forgotten about in the last decades
There have been a bunch of talented players that have gotten overlooked for the Steelers and some fans may have forgotten these names.
The Steelers have been able to cycle through many talented players over their history. Replacing talent with other talent is something that this franchise has been able to be successful at for a while now. Many different players have gone into the abyss of forgotten names as time passed on.
There have been many interesting names that fans have become numb to with so many franchise-altering talents coming through the door. The starters that only stick around for a while will be the names showing up on this list. They had mixed careers in Pittsburgh before they moved on in the NFL.
Jacoby Jones, Returner
Jacoby Jones was a big help with the Baltimore Ravens as their main return-man during his stint there. He carved out a nice NFL career and he even changed sides in the AFC North rivalry by switching to the Steelers. He did not do much of anything during his short time in the Steel City, but he is someone that the fans might not remember.
Aaron Smith was a huge part of the defensive line for this team during his time here in the 2000s. He was a dominant force that got overlooked a lot of the time since he played alongside Casey Hampton, Brett Keisel, Chris Hoke, and many others. Smith did have some injury issues during his career, but he was a deadly force on the football field that was consistently overlooked during his career.
Ron Shanklin was a relatively unknown name during the young and upcoming team. He was one of the team’s best receivers for the Steelers through the first half of the1970’s. He was able to provide an extra spark to the Black and Gold’s offensive air attack. He had a very short career that saw him get a Pro Bowl selection in 1973. He was the first weapon for the team before Lynn Swann and John Stallworth were drafted.