These Steelers are on the team’s naughty list this season
Myles Jack hasn’t been the superstar we wanted
There was a lot of excitement when the Steelers signed then recently cut linebacker Myles Jack in the offseason. He was a former superstar with the Jaguars, but injuries and a lack of talent around him caused him to regress and eventually be cut. Pittsburgh, needing a true top guy at linebacker, was quick to add him after he was released.
Jack hasn’t been a horrible player this season by any means. He has been the primary guy for the team when healthy, but he has looked more like his recent form as opposed to his star self that the team was hoping they were getting. He has been very average, and given the contract he signed, I expected him to play better.
This is a tricky one long-term though. While Jack’s play hasn’t been spectacular, the Steelers are set to lose potentially three of the remaining four options behind him. Cutting him would be a complete rebuild of the linebacker spot, something this team may not be able to do with so many other needs. While he finds himself on the naughty list, he could still be around next season for the sake of consistency.