Steel workers signed veteran LB Myles Jack on Monday after parting ways with him last offseason. Here are three reasons why the reunion was necessary.
There have been some serious injuries to center fielders in Pittsburgh over the past few weeks. Linebackers Kwon Alexander (torn Achilles) and Cole Holcomb (knee) suffered season-ending injuries, leaving Elandon Roberts as the lone veteran.
Jack brings much-needed depth and experience to the group, joining former LB Mykal Walker in the fourth inning and former LB Mark Robinson in the seventh inning. It would be surprising if Jack doesn’t land a starting role in the next few weeks.
A fighting machine
Jacek published three straight Over 100 fishing seasons from 2020-22. He hasn’t forced any turnovers over the last two years, but he has a knack for finding whoever has the ball, and that can be just as important. The former Jaguars’ second-round pick in 2016 was one of their most dynamic linebackers, and he’s certainly looking to prove he still has some gas left in the tank after retiring this season.
The Steelers have several other quarterbacks on their defense who can provide takeaways, such as linebackers TJ Watt and Alex Highsmith and backup Minkah Fitzpatrick. Jack just needs to do what he does best and find the ball.
Knowledge of the system
Jack played for Pittsburgh last season and was arguably the best center fielder in the group. That’s why it was surprising when the team decided to move on from him last offseason. However, it seems that this was a move aimed primarily at reducing the savings limit.
That’s why a reunion makes sense. The Steelers are getting Jack back for a much lower price, and he already knows how to execute the defensive scheme. This is a low-risk, high-reward signing that benefits both parties.