Steelers defensive backs' Pro Bowl odds
Lock: Minkah Fitzpatrick
Behind Watt in the locks is Minkah Fitzpatrick. The veteran safety is arguably the best at his position, and he is one of the most recognizable defenders in the league. Assuming he is healthy and plays like he has in the past, there is no question as to if he will be voted to the Pro Bowl once again.
Not Likely: Patrick Peterson, Joey Porter
Do I think a return to the Pro Bowl is in the cards for Patrick Peterson? Probably not, as he hasn’t been there since 2018 and I’m skeptical of his age and fit with this defense. That said, this front seven should force some bad passes, and Peterson can still snag interceptions. If he plays well enough and can capitalize on some mistakes, I could see him sneaking in.
Joey Porter has the benefit of being a top rookie in his class. Because of this, his name is fresh on the minds of a lot of fans. Like Peterson, if he can capitalize on some bad passes and hold his own in coverage, he could generate some buzz. That said, I would be surprised to see either make the Pro Bowl this year.
Impossible: Levi Wallace
I like Levi Wallace more than most. He is a steady cornerback who isn’t flashy and covers well. Similarly to Roberts and Alexander in the linebacker room though, Wallace wasn’t brought in to be a Pro Bowl player. I’m fine with a steady player even if it doesn’t yield any nominations.
While I won’t have a separate page for them, all of the Steelers specialists are also impossible. The only realistic name is Chris Boswell, but Justin Tucker will continue to be the sole kicker representing the AFC as long as he is healthy.
Who do you think has the best odds of making the Pro Bowl off the Steelers roster? Some names are obvious, and some may come as a shock, but there are some serious contenders to make it to the Pro Bowl this season.