When people are talking about triplets they are often talking about a major change in someone's life as they are expecting three children. However, in the NFL 'triplets' are referred to as a quarterback, running back and wide receiver trio. Some teams have amazing triplets while others leave plenty to be desired.
For the Pittsburgh Steelers, the organization and their fan base are lucky enough to have a tremendous group of triplets. Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell make up the team's top triplets and a recent NFL.com article has the trio as the best triplets in the NFL.
See what NFL.com had to say about the Steelers triplets:
1) Pittsburgh Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell & Antonio Brown
Previous rank: No. 1
Over the last two seasons, Brown has been, at worst, the second-best WR in the NFL (239 receptions!). In 2014, Bell was, at worst, the second-best RB, while Roethlisberger had, at worst, the third-best season among QBs. Add 'em all up, and it's tough to argue anything other than this trio* being, at worst, the best.
*As we learned in last January's wild-card game vs. Baltimore, removing one of said trio limits the production of the remaining two.
Some put too much emphasis on Bell's absence in the playoff game against the Ravens in 2014. Sure, it hurt the team, but LeGarrette Blount's dismissal combined with a failure to immediately add a veteran running back when Blount departed the team had as much to do with the situation as Bell being out of the lineup.
Either way you look at it, if the Steelers were to lose any combination of these three players in 2015 for an extended period of time it would have drastic implications on what many think could be the best statistical Steelers offense in the organization's history.
For those history buffs, NFL.com also ranked the top triplets of the Super Bowl era, and Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris and Lynn Swann ranked third among the 16 triplets ranked all-time. The only two triplets which ranked higher were Joe Montanta, Jerry Rice and Roger Craig who were second, and the top triplets who were Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith.