4 cringeworthy Steelers who are hurting the team the most in 2023

These members of the Steelers aren't meeting 'the standard' so far in 2023.

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3. CB Levi Wallace

Of the players on the team this year, nobody has made me want to pull my hair out more than veteran cornerback, Levi Wallace. Despite ample starting experience throughout his career (first in Buffalo then on the Steelers), Wallace has underwhelmed as much as just about anyone on the team.

Wallace wasn't an athlete, to begin with, so he was never a player who could afford to lose a step. Somehow, it looks like he got even slower than he was last year. After allowing essentially a perfect game to 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk in Week 1, Wallace didn't rebound from a dreadful performance; rather, he dropped a gift-wrapped pick against the Browns and took a horrible angle on a Jerome Ford run that went for 69 yards.

Quite frankly, Wallace's start to the 2023 season was one of the worst back-to-back performances I have seen at the cornerback position in my lifetime. As a result of his completely unspectacular play, Wallace has surrendered a 99.8 passer rating and currently ranks as the 96th-best CB among 98 qualifying cornerbacks, per Pro Football Focus.

With Joey Porter Jr. waiting in the wings, it's remarkable that Mike Tomlin hasn't turned to the 32nd overall pick for help at the position. Wallace's ugly play has been hurting this team, and the Steelers can't let that continue.