One player had to step up in a big way for 2021, while the other spent the entire season on IR.
2021 Exit Interviews
Both players spent time in Jacksonville before joining the Steelers.
Both inside linebackers were selected in the 2019 NFL draft by the Steelers.
One player is locked in at a very important position in 2021 while the other is looking to fill some big shoes.
Seldomly used on offense, both players saw a lot of action on special teams.
Both players are under contract with the Steelers for 2022.
The Steelers have a lot of unanswered questions in their secondary.
Neither quarterback is officially under contract for 2022.
The Steelers potentially have a pair of safeties hitting free agency in March.
The Steelers are quite thin at wide receiver in regards to players under contract for 2022.
Neither player gave the Steelers much to assess in 2021.
The two running backs combined for 15 carries in 2021.
Both cornerbacks got their shot at a starting position in 2021.
The Steelers need production from outside linebackers other than T.J. Watt.
Despite a big discrepancy in snaps played, the two players had the same number of touchdowns in the regular season.
The Steelers have the option to keep the two linebackers as depth for 2022.
Both players came in start next to each other the last few games of the season.
Both players’ season was defined due to injuries, but for opposite reasons.
The Steelers replaced two-thirds of their specialists in 2021.
Due to injury, both Adams and Loudermilk had to step up on the Steelers defensive line.
The Steelers need to upgrade their output from the inside linebacker position in 2022.
The Steelers starting offensive tackles from 2021 are in opposite contract situations.
The Steelers interior offensive line could look much different in 2022.
There was a changing of the guard at tight end with the second-round rookie coming onto the scene.