The NFL Network’s list of the top 100 players continues on with another Steeler receiving the honor. Cam Heyward comes in at number 88 after T.J. Watt was the first Pittsburgh player to be announced on the list at number 91.
Not only has Heyward become an elite defensive end, he’s also established himself as one of the most respected veterans in the league. This is the third time in his eight-year career he’s been voted as among the top 100 players, including being part of the top 50 just one year ago. Heyward recorded 8 sacks and 29 solo tackles last season. Even though Heyward still had a solid year, his dip in production from the 12 sacks and 30 solo tackles he recorded in 2017 may be the reason he’s now dropped on the list. He’s forced at least one fumble in each of the last three seasons.
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In addition to his play on the field, Heyward is among one of the leaders on his team. His leadership became evident during the off-season when he vocally attempted to calm the media storm against some of his teammates.
NFL Network will be unveiling more of their list throughout the coming days. Will more Steelers join Watt and Heyward as members of the top 100?