2022 NFL Power Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers
Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Pittsburgh Steelers in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 22
The Steelers already declined Bush's fifth-year option, making this a make-or-break season for Bush. A former top-10 pick, he played well his rookie season and halfway through his second year until he sustained an ACL tear. Bush returned from the injury in 2021 but didn't appear to trust his knee, and his hesitation sometimes made him a liability on the field. In hiring Brian Flores and signing Myles Jack in free agency, the Steelers are giving Bush the tools to reach his potential, but he has to make the plays to solidify a starting job and his future in the NFL.
NFL.com -- Rank: 21
CBS Sports -- Rank: 23
The Athletic -- Rank: 19
The bad news: By all accounts, the Steelers' offseason plan to upgrade their offensive line has gotten off to a disastrous start. Not only could that torpedo their season, but it could affect the team's willingness to hand the reins to Pickett so as not to ruin the rookie's confidence in the pocket.
Nugget to remember: Together, J.J. and T.J. Watt have combined for 174 career sacks. If they were melded into one person, the Watts would still rank only third on the all-time list behind Reggie White (198) and Bruce Smith (200).
The Ringer -- Rank: 22
Yahoo! -- Rank: 22
PFT -- Rank: 16
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