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Myles Jack's Value Should Be Acknowledged

When it comes to productivity, there are few linebackers that have been as productive as veteran Myles Jack.

During his time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jack collected over 100 tackles in three of his six seasons with the team. In 2020, he set a career high with 118 total tackles in 14 games. Only four weeks have passed in the 2022 season, and Jack already has 43 tackles, placing him third in the NFL among defenders in this category.

Since their tremendous output against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, much of this season has been a struggle for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since that time, injuries and inconsistent play have plagued them the last three weeks. One of the few reliable aspects they have had is Jack's ability to make timely tackles.

What may have gone unnoticed is his ability to elevate everyone around him. Though he is not a vocal leader, his work ethic on the field has in many ways helped fourth-year linebacker Devin Bush Jr. Coming off an injury-plagued 2021 season, he has been the subject of criticism this offseason. Bush Jr. has returned to form this season, resembling what he was before his injury. He and Jack have formed a tandem that has combined for 69 total tackles.

With his production as high as it has ever been, Jack is well on pace to surpass 100 tackles. Most importantly, he continues to prove that his value goes far beyond the contract he signed this offseason. Even with the struggles the Steelers are currently facing, his presence will be key for them to turn their fortunes around.

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