For all that has been said about fourth-year safety Terrell Edmunds this season, his play as of late has made him an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff run.
In Sunday's victory over the Baltimore Ravens, Edmunds played one of his best games, recording three pass breakups and a highlight-worthy interception late in the fourth quarter. In the process, he has made tremendous strides in his coverage skills since his rookie season in 2018.
Though his play has had its fair share of valleys, Edmunds still finished the regular season with 80+ tackles while contributing six passes defended and two interceptions. Most notable has been his efficiency in pass coverage, as Edmunds has allowed a completion percentage of 56.3 when targeted and a passer rating of just 62.2, which is the lowest allowed in his NFL career.
As they prepare this week for their wild card matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Steelers will need every bit of Edmunds' playmaking skills on defense if they look to redeem themselves from their embarrassing loss to them back on December 26th. For Edmunds, this opportunity also represents his chance to prove his doubters wrong and solidify a long-term future with the team.