The Steelers have been a very mixed bag in terms of performance so far this season. They had high hopes entering the year, but a poor offense and an inconsistent defense have caused this unit to struggle. For every player showing up in a given week, you have one that isn’t.
While there is still a long way to go with this season, these five Steelers are likely playing their last season with the team. They could be pending free agents in the offseason with little chance of a reunion, or even a potential cap casualty. No matter the means, these five players are likely in their final season with the Steelers.
Steelers likely won’t bring back Montravius Adams
While some have been adamant that Montravius Adams has been horrible (he hasn’t), his time with the Steelers will likely end after this season. To be fair, he revived his career when the team signed him in the middle of the 2021 season, and he is doing better than his dreadful 2022 season, but he certainly doesn’t move the chain as a starting nose tackle.
Add in Keeanu Benton waiting in the wings to be the sole nose tackle (as well as move around the line) and Adams seems to be on his last legs. He has likely done enough to latch on somewhere else as a reserve, and a return to Pittsburgh isn’t impossible on a minimum deal, but it just doesn’t seem likely. I fully expect Adams to continue losing snaps and for him to be playing elsewhere in 2024.