5 most underrated players on the Steelers 2023 roster

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2. K Chris Boswell

Kickers typically don't get enough love even though their impact on the outcome of the game can be huge. Fans love to harp on Chris Boswell when things aren't going well, but they rarely give him enough credit for his consistency and keeping Pittsburgh in games.

Admittedly, 2022 wasn't his best season. Boswell struggled from kicks between 40-49 yards. However, he was nearly perfect from every other range -- including going 7 of 9 from kicks of 50 or more yards. Couple this with the fact that he was a perfect 100 percent when it came to point-after attempts last year, and you still have the makings of one of the very best kickers in the game.

Steelers fans who have been around for a while have seen the impact a bad kicker can have on the outcome of games (just think back to Josh Scobee). It's rare to have kickers who have both the leg and consistency of Boswell.

The former Pro Bowl kicker should have another good season in 2023, and it's time to start recognizing core special teams players for their contributions. Chris Boswell is a top-five player at his position, and we don't talk about his impact enough.