3 Steelers veterans who could lose their starting jobs to newcomers
By Josh De Luca
Steelers LB Devin Bush
Devin Bush has been a topic of conversation ever since he’s torn his ACL back in 2020. Last season, Bush started in 14 games for the Steelers, but most wouldn’t consider last season a success. In almost every facet of the game, Bush struggled.
Because of these struggles, the Steelers recently declined his 5th-year option. So, unless Devin steps up his game from last season, this could be his last year in the black and yellow.
The Steelers have a few linebackers who could take Bush’s job if he isn’t careful. Free-agent acquisition Myles Jack will likely already be starting alongside Bush. It is possible Jack could move over and take Bush’s position if he is struggling, but then they would have to replace the other linebacker spot.
The likely option would be either veteran Marcus Allen, or rookie Mark Robinson. Robinson is an intriguing player. A very raw talent out of Ole Miss, Robinson looks to have incredible upside. At 5’10, 235, Robinson is already very comparable to Bush physically.
In Robinson’s senior season at Ole Miss, he racked up 91 tackles in only 13 games. Also having 5 TFL’s and 3 sacks, it’s safe to say Robinson was all over the field. It’s likely that Robinson starts out as a special teams ace, but if Bush continues to struggle I could see him stealing meaningful snaps.