Pittsburgh Steelers training camp is underway and we are getting our first real look at the players in 2022. Here are four players who could take a big leap forward.
In the midst of training camp in Latrobe, PA, the Steelers look to be gearing up for a competitive 2022 NFL season. Strong offensive additions and a much-deserved contract extension for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick have been big moments for the Steelers this offseason.
With all that has happened thus far, there are a few Steelers that should take their game to the next level. Here is who I predict will take a gigantic leap forward in the 2022 season.
Steelers linebacker Devin Bush
Devin Bush returned in 2021 fresh off an ACL injury he suffered in 2020. Although he competed in 2021, the injury prevented him from returning to his routine style of play. Bush was aggressive, dynamic, and a big problem for opposing teams before the injury. And this past season it just seemed as though he wanted to be Robert Spillane’s back-up.
I have never suffered from an ACL injury, but I suspect that the injury is not easy to recover from. I think there are two sides to healing; physically and mentally. It was clear the physical part was healed, but I believe that there might have been a mental block to trusting that knee to work again.
Bush made a strong impact on an impressive Steelers defense after being drafted by the team in 2019. I think Bush will find a way to bounce back and return to imposing his will on those unlucky offenses the Steelers will face in this upcoming season and beyond.