3 quietly overrated Pittsburgh Steelers from the 2022 season
1. Steelers LB Myles Jack
I know many fans aren’t going to like to hear this, but I think that Myles Jack was the most overrated player on the team this past season. After a down year for the Jacksonville Jaguars in which Jack graded out as one of the worst linebackers in the league in 2021, the Steelers gave him a sizeable contract during the 2022 offseason.
Sadly, Jack didn’t offer much that other unspectacular Steelers linebackers couldn’t provide. While he was decent when rushing from the interior, Jack was still routinely swallowed up against the run and was a liability in pass coverage. In fact, this was the second straight season in which Jack allowed over a 107 passer rating when targeted on defense.
As a result, the Steelers would sometimes take him off the field in obvious passing situations. The team may not have been particularly thrilled with the results either, as Jack saw his snaps greatly decrease over the final three games to close the 2022 season.
Myles Jack is certainly worthy of a roster spot, but it’s impossible to justify paying $11.25 million toward the salary cap for him in 2023. He’s getting by on his reputation alone at this point, but he would be better in a reduced role.