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Marquette King should be atop the Steelers search for a new punter

The veteran Punter has been out of the NFL since 2018 despite statistical success

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The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on bringing in former Steelers Punter, Jordan Berry for a workout. This comes on the heels of current Steelers punter, Dustin Colquitt having his worst statistical season since his rookie year, 17 years ago.

The problem is Jordan Berry has been widely inconsistent for a number of years, and Colquitt is in the twilight of his career. The Steelers should look elsewhere if they're serious about upgrading their punting position. They don't have to look any further than the XFL’s punt yardage leader, and former second team All-Pro punter, Marquette King.

King averaged 46.7 yards per punt over his NFL tenure. The best of those seasons being the 2013 campaign where he averaged 48.9 yards per punt. A number he very nearly touched again in 2016.

In King’s last season in the NFL he averaged 44.1 yards per punt, in just four games, before the Broncos cut him due to a quad injury. King would only ever receive job offers from the XFL following his Denver release. King would stand head and shoulders above the rest of the XFL punters, averaging 45.7 yards per kick. If King were to be able to translate that number over in the NFL he would currently be tied as the 16th punter by average. The Steelers currently sit 27th in the NFL averaging 43 yards per punt.

If you're wondering whether or not King would be interested in a deal with the Steelers, you will quickly find out Marquette has taken to twitter to express his interest in the Steel city.

What do you think? Should the Steelers look to bring in Marquette King for a shot at the punting job? Let us know why or why not down in the comments below!