The Pittsburgh Steelers released a press release on Wednesday from Stephon Tuitt announcing his retirement from the NFL.
While the announcement coming at the moment could also be a shock to Steelers nation, waiting until June 1 to ensure that the Steelers to have options with the dead money remaining on Stephon Tuitt’s contract is in the perfect interest of the franchise. Whether or not the Steelers knew of Tuitt’s plans to retire is mere speculation at this point, but it surely is probably going at the very least some inside the organization were aware of the likelihood.
Tuitt ends his profession within the NFL with a complete of 91 regular season games and 79 starts. With 34.5 profession sacks, Tuitt saw his best production in 2020 with 11.0 sacks. With almost 250 profession tackles, Tuitt had 48 tackles for loss, 94 quarterback hits, six forced fumbles, 13 passes defensed, and one interception. Although Tuitt didn’t have any regular season fumble recoveries in his profession, he had two within the postseason in eight games.
The lack of Stephon Tuitt as a part of the Steelers defense may have repercussions. Though Tuitt didn’t play a snap in 2021, many attributed his absence to why the Steelers had a franchise-worst run defense last season.
With the departure of Stephon Tuitt, the Steelers defensive position group is as follows:
Latest Steelers general manager Omar Khan also released a press release with regard to the announcement of Stephon Tuitt’s retirement:
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