Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth goes full beast mode after the catch
Pat Freiermuth has been a menace this season. Watch the Pittsburgh Steeler throw defenders off after an amazing catch vs the Falcons.
This hasn’t been a good season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but we certainly can’t say that we haven’t seen some magnificent catches on offense. Before the bye week, George Pickens had arguably the catch of the year after nabbing a ball one-handed while doing a full extension. Now it’s Pat Freiermuth’s time to shine.
Against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13, Freiermuth ripped down the ball between two defenders, but it’s what he did after the catch that had us on our feet.
The big Steelers tight end not only kept his balance after the big first contact, but he was also able to stroll down the sideline and stiff arm defenders. Freiermuth ultimately drug a handful of players to pick up roughly a dozen extra yards at the end of the play.
This isn’t the first time that Pat has showcased his ability to dominate after the catch, but his 57-yard catch-and-run is the biggest we’ve seen from a Steelers tight end since Vance McDonald ripped off a 75-yarder back in 2018.
Steelers are utilizing their stud TE
For the first time since prime Heath Miller, the Pittsburgh Steelesra are truly utilizing the tight end position, and there’s no question they have finally found a long-term option that they have been missing for so long.
In the first half alone, Freiermuth earned 76 yards on 5 targets, per ESPN stats. He has been the most consistently targeted Steelers receiver since returning from his concussion earlier this year. There’s good reason for that.
We hope to see much more of the same from Pittsburgh’s most consistent pass-catching option on the roster. This was another phenomenal play by one of the best up-and-coming tight ends in the NFL.