Steelers rookie Devin Bush has been selected by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) to their 2019 All-Rookie team.
The 2019 PFWA All-Rookie Team and rookie honors: pic.twitter.com/mmHVHWWQFx— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 14, 2020
The PFWA is made up of accredited writers who cover the 32 NFL teams on a daily basis. They are made up of sports writers from various sources such as The Athletic, ESPN.com, profootballtalk.com, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and Newsday.
The Steelers traded up from the 20th overall pick of the 2019 draft to the 10th pick in order to select Bush, a linebacker out of Michigan. In his rookie season, Bush started 15 of 16 games and led all rookies in 2019 with 109 combined tackles. Bush was also tied with Devin White with four fumble recoveries on the season. On the year, Bush had two interceptions, four passes defensed, a forced fumble, nine tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback hits, and a touchdown on one of his fumble recoveries.
Bush was joined on the PFWA All-Rookie team by fellow linebackers Devin White of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dre Greenlaw of the San Francisco 49ers. Both Bush and White were selected in the top 10 of the 2019 draft while Greenlaw was a fifth-round selection of the 49ers.
When it comes to accomplishments with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bush led the team in tackles in 2019 and became the first Steelers’ rookie to record over 100 tackles for the season. It was the first time a Steelers’ player has gone over 100 tackles since Lawrence Timmons in 2016 other than Terrell Edmunds who also had 105 tackles in 2019.
Bush was tied with T.J. Watt for the most fumble recoveries on the Steelers this season. Bush also lead all inside linebackers on the Steelers in snaps played with 889 which was 82% of the total defensive plays.
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